Mehdi’s Gone is part of Zahra’s Paradise, a story set in the aftermath of Iran’s 2009 elections. First Second Books is publishing it online in Farsi, Arabic, English, French,… More
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A woman in France is to be tried on charges of insulting President Macron after describing him as 'filth' in a Facebook post.
"I asked the (police) if it was a joke, I had never been arrested," she said. "I am not public enemy number one." https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20230329-french-woman-faces-trial-for-insulting-macron-on-facebook #FreeSpeech
In her debut collection My Dear Comrades, Sunu Chandy (@sunuchandy) draws from her many disciplines—#poetry, #law, #activism—to invite the reader into a space that resists boundaries while living among them.
Learn more in her new #PENTen interview: https://pen.org/the-pen-ten-an-interview-with-sunu-chandy/