• Yusuf Has Hajib
    Knowledge for Happiness

    Tarık Günersel’s selected, paraphrased, and recomposed ideas from Kutadgu Bilig / Knowledge For Happiness, a 6500 couplet work written by the Uyghur thinker Yusuf Khass Hajib in 1070.

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  • Gods of the Modern World
    Ungovernable for Us: Part III

    The conclusion to Israel Centeno’s three-part series on the roots of violence in Latin America. In this final installment Centeno discusses how “distorted legends of heroism” and nationalism cover and cause the region’s inextricable cycle of revolt and “the prevalence of violence in all spaces.”

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    Video: Questions and Answers about Cuba’s Generation Zero

    Generation Zero: An Anthology of New Cuban Fiction editor Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo answers questions at City of Asylum Pittsburgh about the current state of Cuban literature, the complexity of the term “afro-cuban,” accessing the internet in Cuba, and why there’s currently a lack of unity among Cuban literary organizations and authors.

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  • Donald Bathelme
    Donald Barthelme and I

    Columnist Yaghoub Yadali remembers his amazement at discovering a story by Donald Barthelme in Iran, his difficulty finding any information about the author, and, years later, rereading his work as a fellow writer.

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  • Venezuelan Protest Feb 15
    On Communism and Death

    “Now death is again laying waste to those who are youngest and most free. It’s happening in Venezuela, where the army is killing peaceful protesters in the streets.” Author Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo on the protests in Venezuela.

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  • Vuelvan Caras Venezuela War of Independence
    Ungovernable for Us: Part II

    A history of violence in Venezuela—bloodshed and cruelty, past and present. Venezuelan writer Israel Centeno continues his three part series exploring the roots of violence in Latin America, this week Centeno examines the Venezuelan War of Independence and ensuing civil war.

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