Friday, February 08, 2013

Myanmar’s Literati Shake Off Past, Look to Future

New freedoms and the patronage of pro-Democracy politician Aung San Suu Kyi helped Myanmar host its first book festival, where once-banned books were openly on display.
Around the world, numerous regimes oppress writers through economic deprivation, censorship, or criminalizing literary activities. Which is worst and why?
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From the Archives:
From Jaipur to Melbourne to Edinburgh, Word Alliance aims to help top international book festivals lobby for government funding and to spread best practices.
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