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A speaking and reading tour presented by the International Cities of Refuge Network
Panel and reception Friday, September 23, 7 p.m.
Marth Hamblin Hall - CSMA 3rd Floor
Open to the public- Free with suggested donation.

Presented by Ithaca City of Asylum as part of their 20th anniversary celebration!

Poet Dmitry Bykov was nearly killed in a poisoning, then found himself banned from teaching at Russian universities. Essayist Pwaangulongii Dauod received death threats for writing about queer culture in his native Nigeria. Cartoonist Pedro X. Molina watched as Nicaraguan state forces jailed his colleagues and occupied the offices of the newspaper where he published his work. Novelist Anouar Rahmani was threatened with imprisonment for writing about human and environmental rights in Algeria.

All four were forced to flee their homelands, and all four were able to resume their creative work in “cities of asylum” in the United States. Bykov, Dauod, Molina, and Rahmani will share their experiences at this panel event, with a reception to follow, as part of a week-long speaking and reading tour with stops in Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Ithaca, NY.

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