• Randyland Entrance
    Live, Laugh, Love, and Create (Arabic Text)

    Egyptian writer and Sampsonia Way columnist Hamdy El-Gazzar shares his notes from a recent stay at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh earlier this month. In this account, he stumbles upon the fun-filled art project Randyland, which is just around the corner from COAP’s writer residences.

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  • Ethiopia: Home, Bitter Prison

    In this week’s Ethiopiques exiled journalist Mesfin Negash reflects on the ways that Ethiopia – once home, sweet, home – has become “a bitter prison for the majority of Ethiopians, both at home and abroad.”

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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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