Sampsonia Way Writer Khet Mar’s Interview with The Huffington Post

by Sampsonia Way    /  March 3, 2012  / No comments


Quotes from this slide show originally appeared in a Sampsonia Way interview of Khet Mar on June 10th, 2011.

On February 21 The Huffington Post published an interview with City of Asylum/Pittsburgh’s former writer-in-residence Khet Mar. Khet Mar is a Burmese writer and activist who has suffered imprisonment and great persecution for her writing until finding asylum in 2009. She is also a contributing writer for Sampsonia Way. This interview arrives in anticipation of a lecture and book signing event for her work The Souls of Fallen Flowers at Chateau Chavaniac at Easton, Pennsylvania on February 24 (This event is not open to the public).

In this interview Khet Mar describes her childhood in a fishing village, the inspiration to become a writer, the political uprising and her life in prison, how she was released, her subsequent disaster relief work, and the risks she took in reporting. She also discusses her new life in Pittsburgh, and the publication of her latest book, a memoir of her life story.

Read the full interview here.

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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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