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PEN/OutWrite | 22nd August 2018

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Being Queer in Tehran

14th December 2015 |

Originally published in Slobodna Bosna.

Three Iranian writers and LGBT activists, Elham Malekpour, Maryam Sheikh and Babak Salimzadeh, were guests at the PEN International organisastion and PEN Centre of BiH in Sarajevo and Tuzla; these young civil activists spoke with … Read More

Faces and Phases | Zanele Muholi

30th October 2015 |

“I arrived on the scene to find Disebo’s half-naked and lifeless body surrounded by community members. The wire that was used to strangle her had punctured her skin and was still lodged inside her neck, while about 20 cm of … Read More

2015 PEN World Voices Festival: Queer Futures

10th September 2015 |

The burgeoning African gay rights movement is filled with brave artists and activists. Informative and inspirational, this conversation with prominent African writers will survey today’s landscape, challenging preconceived ideas about the broadened role of literature in this historic struggle … Read More

A New Form of Engagement | Jude Dibia

13th August 2015 |

Very recently the Nigerian President Mohammed Buhari was in Washington to meet with President Obama to discuss issues pertinent to both countries,  probably more so for Nigeria with its prevalent security issues caused by the Boko Haram sect.

I found … Read More

I sensed something was wrong | Christina Mavuma

11th August 2015 |

My visit to the clinic was the worst day, I will never forget.

This is one of the problems I never imagined myself experiencing, but unfortunately I came across it.

On the 17th of October 2012, I went for a check-up … Read More