Reading from The Taxi Project by Martha Kuwee Kumsa
I was released in September 1989 after a decade of torture and incarceration. Even though my imprisonment was limited to the radius of the prison compound—Ethiopia itself was a… More
Join PEN America Today
Defend free expression, support persecuted writers, and promote literary culture.
Get updates on events, literary awards, free expression issues, and global news.
Disinvitation remains in vogue. Schools can't keep giving in to whichever group cries outrage the loudest. https://twitter.com/nhannahjones/status/1450159816287084548
This #FreeSpeechWeek2021, consider supporting PEN America with a donation that would bolster our work defending free expression, celebrating literary voices, and fostering dialogue: https://bit.ly/3B4YwKB. Learn more about PEN America at http://pen.org.
Academics from top UK universities share how they've faced death threats, masked protesters & petitions calling for their research to be shut down. They say that university leaders “lack the courage or capacity” to address the attack on freedom of speech. https://bit.ly/3aQZGhO