- *CANCELED* Yahya Hassan: Poet, Provocateur
*CANCELED* Yahya Hassan: Poet, Provocateur
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Yahya Hassan is unable to join us at the 2015 PEN World Voices Festival.
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