• Sampsonia Way Celebrates Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize
    Sampsonia Way Celebrates Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize

    When the Nobel Foundation announced that Chinese intellectual and activist Liu Xiaobo won the Peace Prize, we celebrated at Sampsonia Way. The prize committee lauded Liu Xiaobo “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” We hoped this would help the jailed writer gain his freedom. However, the announcement ignited a furious response from China.

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  • Between Fresh Blood And Starlight

    In mid-April 1989, thousands of Chinese citizens poured into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, mourning the death of prodemocracy leader Hu Yaobang. Over the next seven weeks, the peaceful, student-led demonstration swelled to more than 100,000 people—one of [...]

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  • Iran: One Woman’s War

    When Moniro Ravanipour speaks of home, her husky voice softens. Home for her is the ancient seaport of Bushehr in southern Iran on the Persian Gulf. There, she said, the people have a love for the [...]

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  • Kōiwi Kōiwi | Bone Bone

    In her compelling second collection, Hinemoana Baker, one of New Zealand’s most exciting poets, amplifies what’s usually whispered, magnifies the microscopic and x-rays the mundane. Hinemoana Baker is a writer, musician, and sound artist living on Wellington’s Kapiti [...]

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  • Boomerang: Poems by Brenda Cárdenas

    Brenda Cárdenas’ poetry works itself into the folds of overlapping worlds: Spanish and English intermingle with ideas of childhood and adulthood, song and poem, and day and night. Her topics, in the midst of transition, maintain [...]

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  • Haiti: Selected Recommended Readings

    Prepared by Nadine Pinede and Danielle Legros George Poetry Volumes Félix Morisseau-Leroy, Haitiad and Oddities Danielle Georges, Maroon Marilene Phipps, Crossroads and Unholy Water Patrick Sylvain, Love, Lust and Loss Anthologies Edited by Claudine Michel, Marlene [...]

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