Moniro Ravanipour

Readings at City of Asylum: Q&A with Moniro Ravanipour

On March 7, 2014, Moniro Ravanipour read from her work-in-progress and subsequently answered questions posed by audience members at the City of Asylum. In this Q&A on Sampsonia Way, Moniro explains her writing style, the journey to America, her thoughts on the “sound” of English vs. Farsi, and she divulges her secret to publishing in Iran.

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Religious Conflict _ CAR

Cartoon: Religious Conflict

Today’s curated cartoon on Sampsonia Way Magazine was created by “Dr. Meddy” of Tanzania. He provides an interpretation of the recent humanitarian disaster, religious conflict, and internecine fighting within the Central African Republic (CAR).

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The Freedom Chat: A Conversation with Linor Goralik

In the second installation of “The Freedom Chat”, Ukrainian-born Linor Goralik affirms the power of political art, the reaches of religious censorship, and her relentless search to find outlets that will publish her work.

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Cuban Ration Store

The Inverse Logic of Investments in Cuba

Columnist Orlando Pardo Lazo underscores the fact that a new law passed by the National Assembly will open up the economy in Cuba to foreign investment but will not extend to Cubans living within or outside of the country.

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Cartoon: Free Twitter

Cartoon: Free Twitter

The Constitutional court in Turkey ruled PM Erdogan’s actions illegal, after the two week period in which he banned Twitter. In today’s curated cartoon, Artist Osvaldo Gutierrez depicts the iconic social media symbol escaping its former clutches.

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Nietzsche's Camel Must Die
Nietzsche’s Camel Must Die: An Invitation to Say ‘No’ by Rewa Zeinati
by Sampsonia Way / February 6, 2014
Read an exclusive excerpt from Rewa Zeinati‘s first creative nonfiction book, Nietzche's Camel Must Die: An Invitation to Say 'No.' A compilation of 115 daily Facebook notes, the themes range from women’s status and gender roles to kitchen sink grinders and men's beards. Read more...
Cuban Ration Store
The Inverse Logic of Investments in Cuba
by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo / April 14, 2014
Columnist Orlando Pardo Lazo underscores the fact that a new law passed by the National Assembly will open up the economy in Cuba to foreign investment but will not extend to Cubans living within or outside of the country. Read more...
Naziha Syed Ali
The Freedom Chat Transcripts: A Conversation with Naziha Syed Ali
by Olivia Stransky / April 8, 2014
Sampsonia Way's new video series, "The Freedom Chat", began on April 1, 2014 with Pakistani journalist Naziha Syed Ali. In the interview, Naziha offers candid responses to questions surrounding censorship and press freedom in her country of origin. Read more...
Moniro Ravanipour
Readings at City of Asylum: Q&A with Moniro Ravanipour
by Sampsonia Way / April 16, 2014
On March 7, 2014, Moniro Ravanipour read from her work-in-progress and subsequently answered questions posed by audience members at the City of Asylum. In this Q&A on Sampsonia Way, Moniro explains her writing style, the journey to America, her thoughts on the "sound" of English vs. Farsi, and she Read more... Read more...

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  • Moniro Ravanipour
    Readings at City of Asylum: Q&A with Moniro Ravanipour

    On March 7, 2014, Moniro Ravanipour read from her work-in-progress and subsequently answered questions posed by audience members at the City of Asylum. In this Q&A on Sampsonia Way, Moniro explains her writing style, the journey to America, her thoughts on the “sound” of English vs. Farsi, and she divulges her secret to publishing in Iran.

    Read more...

  • Religious Conflict _ CAR
    Cartoon: Religious Conflict

    Today’s curated cartoon on Sampsonia Way Magazine was created by “Dr. Meddy” of Tanzania. He provides an interpretation of the recent humanitarian disaster, religious conflict, and internecine fighting within the Central African Republic (CAR).

    Read more...

  • Cartoon: Free Twitter
    Cartoon: Free Twitter

    The Constitutional court in Turkey ruled PM Erdogan’s actions illegal, after the two week period in which he banned Twitter. In today’s curated cartoon, Artist Osvaldo Gutierrez depicts the iconic social media symbol escaping its former clutches.

    Read more...

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    Post-Election is Pre-Election

    Tarik Günersel offers a pre- through post-election look at recent events that transpired in Turkey. Tarik also lays out some key Erdoğan “moments” during the election process, which provided great fodder for media outlets around the world.

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    A Reading at City of Asylum: Generation Zero

    January 31, 2014 marked the launch of Sampsonia Way’s first anthology Generation Zero: An Anthology of New Cuban Fiction. In this video, Pittsburgh’s Josh Raulerson (WESA) as well as American novelist and college professor Angie Cruz read from the new release.

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