Painting by Dmitry Evtushenko. Used with permission. Rights reserved.

Insomnia

“The heavy honeybee got stuck in the space between the double windows. All I had to do was open the window a crack, but my head was filled with insomnia.” A short story by Anzhelina Polonskaya, ICORN writer-in-residence of City of Refuge Frankfurt.

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"The Hypnotic Lovers," by Nigerian artist Victor Ehikhamenor. Used with the artist's permission.

The Last Pill

A short story from Nigerian writer Jude Dibia, current ICORN writer-in-residence of the Malmö City of Refuge in Sweden.

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Image via: Wikimedia Commons.

Ananta’s Visa to Schengen

Sampsonia Way presents a short story about the circumstances of secularist blogger Ananta Bijoy Das’s death. Anisur Rahman is unable to publish this piece in Bangladesh.

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Image via Metis Publishers.

Excerpt of “Revol,” from Hah by Birgül Oğuz

An excerpt of “Revol” from Hah by Turkish writer Birgül Oğuz, winner of the 2014 European Prize for Literature.

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"Super Mario," by Amen of Armenia & Harut Tumaghyan. Image courtesy of Armen of Armenia.

Mario Superstar by Armen of Armenia

Contemporary Armenian literature rejects censorship and literary custom in a reflection of the ongoing civil rights struggle, as represented in this story by author and dissident Armen of Armenia.

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Fiction

  • Painting by Dmitry Evtushenko. Used with permission. Rights reserved.
    Insomnia

    “The heavy honeybee got stuck in the space between the double windows. All I had to do was open the window a crack, but my head was filled with insomnia.” A short story by Anzhelina Polonskaya, ICORN writer-in-residence of City of Refuge Frankfurt.

    Read more...

  • "The Hypnotic Lovers," by Nigerian artist Victor Ehikhamenor. Used with the artist's permission.
    The Last Pill

    A short story from Nigerian writer Jude Dibia, current ICORN writer-in-residence of the Malmö City of Refuge in Sweden.

    Read more...