I waver / and fade / if you close // The door / The night could last forever / Leave the sun // Shine out / and drink a… More
Chinua Achebe Reads from Things Fall Apart
PEN America joins the literary community in mourning the loss of Chinua Achebe, a major contributor not only to African literature but to world literature as well. Listen to… More
Diaries of Exile
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Douglass Mackey, also known as “Ricky Vaughn,” was convicted today of the charge of Conspiracy Against Rights. Mackey sent fraudulent messages encouraging supporters of Hillary Clinton to “vote” via text message or social media which was legally invalid. https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/social-media-influencer-douglass-mackey-convicted-election-interference-2016
In "Unsealed," a new #WorksOfJustice column delving deep into the mail that our Prison and Justice Writing Program receives daily from incarcerated writers, PEN America's @JessAbolafia_ describes getting a letter that arrived torn in half. Read more: https://pen.org/unsealed-severed-sentences.
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Thank you @JoyVBehar & @TheView for amplifying the voice of Speak, for supporting survivors of sexual violence, and the kids who want to read books about the real world. Thanks for speaking up against fascist book banners! 🇺🇸♥️ https://twitter.com/TheView/status/1641953525562478592