Video: Liu Xia Reads Her Own Poetry Under House Arrest

by Sampsonia Way    /  January 18, 2014  / No comments


Video: PEN America via YouTube.

Liu Xia, a poet and wife of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, has been under house arrest since October 2010. PEN received this video, recorded in December 2013, through the Independent Chinese PEN Center and Friends of Liu Xiaobo.

Read more of Liu Xia’s poetry and learn her story, as told by Independent Chinese PEN Center President Tienchi Martin Liao.

See a slideshow of Liu Xia’s photographs: The Silent Strength of Liu Xia.

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