- Ninety Minutes, Three Minds
Ninety Minutes, Three Minds
Moderated by Vanity Fair staff editor Anderson Tepper, these conversations get up close with three top African writers: Adéwálé Àjàdí (Nigeria), activist and author of the hit play Abyssinia; Alain Mabanckou (Republic of the Congo), winner of the coveted French Prix Renaudot in 2006; and Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Kenya), whose first novel, Dust, was published to rave reviews last year.
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UPDATE. Now being unbanned...
Following our outcry @PENamerica, the Alpine school district in UT will *no longer* be removing 52 books outright, but "temporarily restricting" them, so that parents can opt their kids into being allowed to read them if they so choose. #FReadom /1 https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1554209510134525952
The Vandegrift High School #BannedBookClub is one of many teen-led efforts nationwide.
“Teachers are afraid of losing their jobs,” @jonfreadom said. “Principals only have so much that they can do in the face of school boards. But students can protest. Students can speak out.”
How do books end up banned in schools? It’s not the rational process you might think it is, explains #PENAmerica’s book bans expert @jonfreadom (Jonathan Friedman). In one #Florida school district, a warning label has been stuck on a book about babies. #censorship #freadom #1A