• Alice Pung
    Q&A with Cambodian Writer Alice Pung

    Here Alice Pung talks to Khet Mar about what kind of a writer she would be if she lived in Cambodia, her challenges as a Cambodian writer born in a different country, and Writers in Motion, a regional tour she’s currently on with other 8 writers exploring the Mid-Atlantic and South.

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    Readings at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh: Khet Mar

    On March 3rd, City of Asylum/Pittsburgh conducted a reading of material from Burmese writer-in-residence Khet Mar, whose stories and poems were presented in Burmese, English, and Spanish. The reading featured Khet Mar, translator Michelle Gil-Montero, and poet and translator Roman Antopolsky.

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    Covering Enemies of the Internet

    Burma, China, Cuba and Iran are first four countries on the list of Enemies of the Internet that Reporters Without Borders released March 12. Read Sampsonia Way’s coverage of these countries in interviews, articles and blog updates.

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  • Mryja
    100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day

    This year’s events are scheduled to take place in more than 100 countries around the world. Likewise, in commemoration of International Women’s Day, Sampsonia Way recognizes women and writers from around the world who have contributed their transformative words to our pages.

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    “The regime always plays a zero sum game.”

    In this conversation, two followers of the National League for Democracy (NLD) discuss the implications of the 2010 elections, the release of NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and how the international community has responded to the junta’s refusal to make meaningful democratic reforms.

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    Burma’s Recent Events

    The 2010 Burmese election, orchestrated by the military junta, has raised international awareness for Burma’s fight for democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi.

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    Ships in the Mist: Scenes from a Burmese Childhood

    This month we have dedicated our coverage to Burma and it’s repressive and secretive regime. Because publishing is so tightly controlled there and the government regulates communication, it is difficult to have access to stories of daily life in Burma, a perspective offered here by City of Asylum writer-in-residence Khet Mar. Khet Mar fled Burma in 2006 after her relief work with Cyclone Nargis survivors attracted the attention of the junta.

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