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· June, 2016

Stories about Literature from June, 2016

Barbados-Born Author Austin Clarke Remembered as a ‘Pioneering Voice’

"He spoke his mind unafraid, he stirred the pot [...] He was a citizen of the world but always belonged to Barbados. He was a proud native son."

A Children's Book Introduces German Kids to the True Story of Syrian Refugees

Germany has received more than 1 million refugees, many of them children from Syria.

An Online Campaign Seeks to Identify the Authors of Anonymous Prison Poetry From the Argentine Dictatorship

"for all the children who await / the sunrise / for all of you we continue to carry on"

Tajik Facebookers Make Persian Poetry Political

"I left, because now there is no place for love there. I left, because there was no use in staying there. I left, because oppression and pain crossed all lines."

Following Complaints, Singapore Removes Same-Sex Kiss Scene in Les Misérables Production

"It is nothing more than a triumph of ignorance and hysteria over common sense and sober reflection."

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Unsung Heroes

This week, we head to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Japan, Myanmar, Brazil and Syria.

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