• Four Poems by Irakli Kakabadze

    Exclusive publication of four poems by the Georgian-born poet and essayists Irakli Kakabadze: “Penicillin Mini Opera,” “Information Highway Song,” “Condominium of Free Will,” and “Generation of Faithless Monks.”

    Read more...

  • A Thorn in the Side of Georgia’s Rose Revolution
    A Thorn in the Side of Georgia’s Rose Revolution

    Vakhtang Komakhidze was an investigative journalist in Georgia with a nose for a story and a record of annoying the authorities. His revelations of official corruption ended in the death threats which forced him to seek asylum in Switzerland. Robin Oisín Llewellyn talked to him about the limits of media freedom in Georgia.

    Read more...

  • Writer of the Week: Human Rights Activist Irakli Kakabadze

    Irakli Kakabadze was the writer-in-residence at the Ithaca City of Asylum for the past two years. Hailing from the Caucasus nation of Georgia, Kakabadze suffered persecution at the hands of the government because of the opinions he expressed through his writings and protesting. We corresponded with Kakabadze via email to see what project he is currently working on and to learn about his experiences with City of Asylum.

    Read more...