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Empowering Readers and Writers in Sudan and South Sudan

All photos by IWP Program Officer Kelly Bedeian.

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Cultural Diplomacy, Poetry, and Love

A guest post by Bina Shah.
The author at the tomb of Yunus Emre
The author at the tomb of Yunus Emre

Come, come, whoever you are.
Worshipper, wanderer, lover of leaving, it doesn't matter.

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THE SAME GATE: Poets gather in Turkey for creative exchange celebrating Rumi

“Inside the Great Mystery that is, 
we don’t really own anything.
What is this competition we feel then,
before we go, one at a time, through the same gate?”
─Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
 
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Continental Aside

Recent articles on African literature feature the names of prominent IWP alumni:

A Guardian blog post mentioning Veronique Tadjo (Cote d'Ivoire, 2006).

And an article in Al Ahram on the former director of the African Writers Series, which includes the work of Bessie Head (Botswana, 1977) and Cyprian Ekwensi (Nigeria, 1974).

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