Browsing Tag Nurmuhemmet Yasin

Book Raises Money, Awareness for PEN Canada

Book Raises Money, Awareness for PEN Canada

By | August 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Dominic Ali talks to Jennifer Lanthier, author of “The Stamp Collector”— a picture book Yann Martel described as “a darkly luminous tale about the power of stories and the bonds of empathy they can weave.”

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | January 9, 2013

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | January 9, 2013

By | January 10, 2013 at 3:45 pm

The Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of PEN Canada reiterates calls for information about detained writer Nuremuhamet Yasin, following unconfirmed and disputed reports that he died in prison in 2011.

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The Stamp Collector: A Story Inspired by Work with PEN

The Stamp Collector: A Story Inspired by Work with PEN

By | August 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm

How the advocacy work of one PEN member became a children’s picture book Jennifer Lanthier’s new book tells the story of two young boys, one that grows up to be writer, the other a prison guard. Inspired by her work on behalf Honorary Members, Nurmuhemmet Yasin and Jiang Weiping, Lanthier’s story illustrates of the power […]

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Connecting and Sharing Stories in the Community

Connecting and Sharing Stories in the Community

By | June 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I’ve placed an empty chair for the imprisoned Uighur writer Nurmuhemmet Yasin – sentenced to ten years in a Chinese prison in 2004 for writing a short story. I tell them The Stamp Collector grew out of advocacy work I was doing on his behalf for PEN Canada.

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