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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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    Knocking on the Door of… Doug Nimmo

    In Knocking on the Door of… we present interviews with fellow residents of Pittsburgh’s Northside. Our second interview is with Doug Nimmo, owner of Doug’s Market, who talked to us about his love of the Northside, a ghost in the building, and his market’s opening day.

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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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    Inside Japan: Writers to follow on Twitter

    Yukiko Konosu has been updating SW on the situation in Japan through Twitter. Konosu is a literary critic and translator of more than sixty books, which include J.M.Coetzee’s Disgrace and Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin. She translated Maxine Case’s Homing Pigeons to Japanese and share it with our magazine. She lives in Tokyo.

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    Black History Month

    Carter G. Woodson, founder of Black History Month, spent most of his life collecting Black writings and artifacts to educate about African Americans’ impact on history. Likewise, in celebration of Black History Month, Sampsonia Way recognizes the African American authors 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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