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    “El Libro-Traficante” Tony Diaz Defies Ethnic Studies Book Ban

    Self-described book smuggler Tony Diaz, nicknamed “El Libro-Traficante”, is set to launch a small caravan to bring carloads of controversial books into Arizona that were recently banned by public school officials in Tucson after the city suspended its acclaimed Mexican-American Studies program due to a state ban on the teaching of ethnic studies.

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    Top 10 Must-Read Excerpts of 2011

    From Kenyan poet Philo Ikonya to National Book Award-winner Terrance Hayes, Sampsonia Way has featured the work of poets and novelists from around the world, many of whom have dealt first-hand with censorship and persecution.

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    Best Of Sampsonia Way Daily Posts 2011

    The following selection compiles 2011′s must-read Daily Posts in Sampsonia Way. Here you’ll read the first-hand experiences of musicians, writers, bloggers, filmmakers and journalists who are struggling to speak their minds.

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    15 Must Read Author Interviews of 2011

    The following selection of Sampsonia Way author interviews published in 2011 feature diverse voices from around the world sharing their views on a range of topics, including the creative process, politics and culture, and their own struggle to defend freedom of expression.

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