2015 PEN Literary Gala: Alain Mabanckou, Dominique Sopo, Gérard Biard, and Jean-Baptiste Thoret
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This summer, add #bannedbooks to your reading list. @washingtonpost asked children’s authors, reading experts, a librarian, and a poet to recommend challenged or banned books for kids and teens this summer: https://www.washingtonpost.com/parenting/2022/06/24/banned-books-summer-reading/
Consultants for Florida Power & Light, the largest electric utility in the US, conducted surveillance on a Jacksonville journalist. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/24/a-florida-power-company-didnt-like-a-journalists-commentary-its-consultants-had-him-followed?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
#CUBA: PEN International, @PENamerica and @PENCubaExilio condemn “cruel and inhumane” prison sentences imposed without “legal merit” on Cuban artist-activists Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara and Maykel “Osorbo” Castillo Pérez: https://pen-international.org/news/prison-sentences-for-luis-manuel-and-maykel-osorbo-condemned @PEN_LAC