Thursday, January 26, 2012
The magazine’s key staff includes exiled writers living on Sampsonia Way, a street in Pittsburgh that spans cultures and languages, which was conceived with their advice from within their own experience of exile and repression.
Sampsonia Way seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of everyday life.
The current Issue 9 — January 2012 includes the features "The Stage is My Gun: The Cultural Intifada of Juliano Mer-Khamis" by Olivia Stransky, "Reporting from Egypt: An Interview with Democracy Now's Sharif Abdel Kouddous" by Caitlyn Christensen and "Under Chávez: Media Harassed with Online Hacking, Phone Tapping and Censorship" by Gregorio Salazar.
Sampsonia Way is produced for City of Asylum/Pittsburgh by Silvia Duarte under a grant from the Queequeg Foundation. She is proud to produce a magazine of worldwide impact with a staff composed entirely of volunteers, part-time freelancers and consultants, and interns.
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