Mania Akbari chats with PEN Canada about her life as an artist in exile and how it has affected her works.
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) president Dr. Abdol-Karim Lahidji sat down with PEN Canada on June 14 after receiving an honorary doctorate from York University on behalf of fellow Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.
Kurdish Iranian author Ava Homa, a PEN Canada Writer-in-Exile, has been chosen as the next writer-in-residence at Vancouver’s Historic Joy Kogawa House.
I suffer ‘exile’s guilt’. The term probably doesn’t exist yet but I’m sure you know what I mean.
Societies that have poor records of human rights seldom work hard to uphold women’s rights, a problem that can put female journalists and activists at a greater risk of violence…