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Cameroon author and political prisoner EnohMeyomesse. (photo courtesy of PEN International) “Sometimes: the struggle and willingness to say the unsayable –– has cost poets and artists their lives.”––from Journey through the Power of the Rainbow Each year the value, presence, and volume of poetry...
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Ethiopian Journalist and "political prisoner" Eskinder Nega.   Political relations between China and the United States may have been visibly strained due to Chinese activist and lawyer Chen Guangcheng’s unexpected bid for asylum last week but diplomacy and fellowship between authors from...
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PEN NTERNATIONAL     10th December 2010 PEN International champions the essential role played by freedom of expression in healthy societies and the rights of citizens to transparency, information and knowledge. The Wikileaks issue marks a significant turning point in the evolution of the...