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Syria Speaks

English PEN calls on Thomson Airways to respect freedom to read

As reported in the Herald today, Faizah Shaheen is considering taking legal action against Thomson Airways following her detention under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act in July. Cabin crew had reported Ms Shaheen to the police after observing her reading Syria Speaks, an acclaimed anthology of writing by Syrian artists and writers, which received

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Who wants to kill a million?

To inaugurate the publication of Syria Speaks, which will be touring UK bookshops, universities, refugee centres and schools, co-editor Malu Halasa writes for PEN Atlas about the uprising, the bravery and black humour of the activists, and how a satirical cartoon and finger puppets inspired the collection

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