Image for post
Image for post
Photo credit: Masks by Jonathan Suda.

By Paul Brookes

(i)

she pulls at the loose thread,
dries the pots on the draining board
hoovers the stray seed under the cage,
wipes the dusty blinds then raises them.
“I’m happy,” she tells him.
(Read full feature here)


Image for post
Image for post

By Managing Editor

The Ethiopian 2012 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award Winner, Eskinder Nega has finally been released from prison after close to seven years is outstanding news, said PEN America in a statement today. After a week of uncertainty following news of a large-scale amnesty of prisoners last week, Eskinder walked free from Kaliti Prison.
(Read full story here)


Image for post
Image for post
Photo credit: Design Stack

By Mike Essig

for Elizabeth Bishop

What appears to be summoned from thin air
is drawn from the cold, hard mouth of the world,
deep, dangerous and absolutely clear…
(Read full feature here)


Image for post
Image for post
Photo Credit Courtesy Journalists’ & rfa.org (Radio Free Asia website)

In an announcement this morning, PEN America, based in New York, published a press release detailing the decision to honor imprisoned Myanmar reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. Both were arrested on December 12, 2017, while investigating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
(Read full story here)


Image for post
Image for post
Photo credit © Connie Karleta Sales. All work published with the artist’s permission.

The artwork of Connie Karleta Sales

When the power of the human voice speaks in tongues other than everyday spoken language, it is to be found in the deepest roots of artistic expression. When the psyche reaches out into the tactile world to speak visibly about pain, the most essential among human experiences, alongside joy, it reveals itself from the inside outward and once seen irrevocably alters awareness of those privileged to experience it as it unfolds.
(See full feature here)


By MANAGING EDITOR / FEBRUARY 14, 20187:21 PM

Image for post
Image for post
Samir Obeid. Photo Source: Skjermdump Innsendt av Familien

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the Norwegian Union of Journalists (NJ), in condemning the arrest on 2 February in Baghdad of Samir Obeid. The journalist, who is a dual Norwegian and Iraqi national, was arrested after accusing the Iraqi government of corruption. (read full story here)

Literati Magazine Publisher

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store