Israel Centeno

The Writer’s Block: A Q&A with Israel Centeno

An interview with Israel Centeno, one of the most important Venezuelan literary figures of the past fifty years and writer-in-residence of City of Asylum.

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ICORN musician Abazar Hamid. Image via ICORN.

Music is a Shared Speech: A Q&A with Abazar Hamid

“This is not the cultural war; rather, culture is what connects us.” -Abazar Hamid

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Activist and director Georgi Vanyan. Photo credit: Hamburg Foundation for Politically Persecuted People.

Risks Worth Taking: An Interview with Armenian Activist Georgi Vanyan

In 2012, Georgi Vanyan, an actor and director turned peace activist, had a radical idea: to organize an Azerbaijani film festival inside Armenia.

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Writing Ambition: Irina Reyn on Portraying Unsatisfied Women

Author Irina Reyn’s female protagonists are the opposite of content, and that gives her more fodder for the tension that drives her fiction.

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Burundian journalist Ines Gakiza. Image via Twitter.

Reporting Through Burundi’s Coup: A Q&A with Ines Gakiza

Burundian radio journalist Ines Gakiza continued reporting through her country’s coup, first from Rwanda and then Germany, enlisting the use of Short Wave radio to reach listeners in rural parts of the country. This interview is published both in English and the original French.

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