SW Daily

  • Nadine Gordimer
    Nadine Gordimer: 1923-2014

    Reflecting on the life and work of Nadine Gordimer, most famously known for her humanistic portrayal of the effects of apartheid, we present a personal reading and video interview featuring the Nobel laureate.

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  • For Egypt/For Freedom
    For Egypt / For Freedom

    Hamdy el-Gazzar highlights the Egyptian intellectual response to the arrests of twenty-four activists who were charged with “breaking the law of demonstrating, damaging public and private property and demonstrating power…”

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  • Protest in Thailand
    Thai Freedom: We Can’t Breathe

    “Half of every story in Thailand is Royal… How can we write anything, even a historic novel, when we’re only allowed to touch the subject by praising them in a way that seems too unbelievable to be true?” Thai writer Marisa Akara calls attention to the stifling effects of the vice-like lèse-majesté law.

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