Category: Literature

Meeting the founder of India’s first community-owned feminist library

Appeared on the net on the 3rd of june 2019 TextJessie Williams Aqui Thami is busy. Apart from working on her PhD, the Mumbai-based artist and activist has just opened the doors of India’s first community-owned feminist library: Sister Library. So it’s no wonder she apologises for her delayed response with “it’s been a little too hectic”. Known for her guerrilla posters,...

Nonkilling Paradigm

Springer academic publishers has just released the new book The Nonkilling Paradigm: For World Peace and Enlightenment, authored by Dr. Katyayani Singh and Dr. Anoop Swarup, Chair of the Center for Global Nonkilling. This new contribution to the development of nonkilling theory emerged from a doctoral dissertation entitled Nonkilling and Global Peace: A Study of Emerging Paradigms and Prospects, that was defended by Katyayani...

Abdellatif Laâbi’s letter to Ashraf Fayadh “Je vis des moments difficiles”

Preface to the French translation of Ashraf Fayadh second collection November 29, 2019 in Non Fiction, Source: The dreaming machine n 5 My dear Ashraf, Though I am not accustomed to this, I would like to start this letter with a quote: “courage is a matter of organization”, as André Malraux used to say. Why is that?  You know that...

CAN LIVE THEATER HELP SPUR CLIMATE ACTION?

This year’s Ojai Playwrights Conference tackled the existential threat of climate change. TOM JACOBSUPDATED:AUG 14, 2019ORIGINAL:AUG 13, 2019 Left to right: actors Robin Gerber and Carl Thelander, with artistic director Robert Egan. (Photo: Peggy Ryan) To get from the Pacific Coast to the idyllic, mountain-surrounded town of Ojai, California, you drive by a series of working oil wells, clearly visible just off...

Last Year’s Nobel Prize in Literature Was Canceled Over Scandal and Conflict. Can 2019’s Award Mark a Comeback?

9 OCTOBER 2019 AT 19:33 from TIME by Suyin Haynes This year’s Nobel Prize for Literature marks a first in the award’s 118-year history. On Thursday, there won’t just be one award announced, but two simultaneously: one for 2018 and the other for 2019. Each winner will receive over $910,000 in prize money and the international acclaim accompanying recognition as a Nobel Laureate....

The Lie of Global Prosperity: How Neoliberals Distort Data to Mask Poverty and Exploitation by Seth Donnelly

“We’re making headway on global poverty,” trills billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates. “Decline of Global Extreme Poverty Continues,” reports the World Bank. And “How did the global poverty rate halve in 20 years?” inquires The Economist magazine. Seth Donnelly answers: “It didn’t!” In fact, according to Donnelly’s The Lie of Global Prosperity, virtually nothing about these glad tidings proclaiming plummeting global...

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