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#BannedBooksWeek is finally here! This year, PEN America will focus on the divisive book bans and censorious threats that have taken hold in schools, academia, and the public square across the United States. Here’s what we have planned for the week - a thread.
At least 55 artists and writers have been imprisoned, or put under house arrest or surveillance since this summer's mass protests against the Cuban government, PEN America says. The new Decree-Law 35 makes online criticism of the state a cybercrime. https://n.pr/39HNq2w
Join us on Oct 7 for a conversation with Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka and Professor Farah Jasmine Griffin (@FJasmineG) about Soyinka’s new novel. Register for the free, virtual #LIVEfromNYPL and #PENOutLoud @PENamerica event. https://on.nypl.org/2W5FaXa