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3 September 2016

Stories from 3 September 2016

Don't Read Japanese? Four Blogs Bring Japanese Books to Life

If you're interested in Japanese literature, these bloggers should not be missed.

After Two Decades, Jamaican Author Finally Unveils Book Dedicated to Marcus Garvey

Why should we still care about civil rights leader Marcus Garvey? Florida-based Jamaican author Geoffrey Philp explains Garvey's relevance, and why black lives have always mattered, through his new novel.

Body Shamers Beware: These Pakistani Women Aren’t Going to Take It Anymore

"This is us taking back our own bodies, and owning our own skins. We are enough. I am enough."

Staring Down the Barrel of a Pellet Gun Is Making Kashmir Blind

The brutal use of pellet guns in the unrest over a decades-long dispute over India and Pakistan's claims to Indian-administrated Kashmir sparks an awareness campaign that is just as controversial.

Japan's Most Astonishing Summer Festival

One of Japan's most impressive summer festivals involves dancing, drums and giant floats that make for irresistible Instagram uploads.

A Home Safe From Fear: My American Dream

The Bridge

"...I support the #BlackLivesMatter movement....not because my life or anyone else’s life matters less. It’s because I can’t unsee what I’ve seen. I can’t erase history..."

Another Contested Election in Gabon Sparks Civil Unrest

Clashes between police forces and protesters have erupted, following accusations of rigged elections in Gabon.

In This Traditional Turkish Candy Shop, a Daughter Takes Her Turn

The Old City of Istanbul has long been a man's world. But inside one fifth-generation candy shop, times are changing.

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