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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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  • Video: Amiri Baraka Reading at Cave Canem 2011

    Amiri Baraka reads four of his poems: “In Town,” “Lowkus,” “Play Dat,” and “Who Blew Up America?” On June 23 Baraka joined poets Toi Derricotte, Cornelius Eady and Natasha Trethewey for a joint reading by Cave Canem and City of Asylum Pittsburgh.

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    10 Must Read Author Interviews (2011)

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

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