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The Power of Literature and Human Rights

Centre for the Study of Human Rights and Novel Rights LSE Literary Festival event


Literature has a unique capacity to touch the hearts and minds and engage readers in a way that is distinctly different from political or academic texts. Can it play a role in exposing human rights violations? Should literature be ‘engaged’, and should authors take political or social stand?

Gabriella Ambrosio’s first novel, Before we Say Goodbye, was inspired by the true story of a suicide bombing and is widely used as an educational tool.

Vered Cohen–Barzilay is founder of Novel Rights|, which encourages the literary community to take action.

Marina Nemat’s memoir, Prisoner of Tehran, tells of growing up in Iran, being imprisoned for speaking out against the Iranian government and escaping a death sentence.

This event forms part of LSE's 5th Space for Thought Literary Festival|, taking place from Tuesday 25 February - Saturday 2 March 2013, with the theme 'Branching Out'.

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Speaker(s):

Gabriella Ambrosio | talks
Vered Cohen–Barzilay | talks
Marina Nemat | talks

 

Date and Time:

2 March 2013 at 11:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Wolfson Theatre
New Academic Building
London School of Economics and Political Science
London
WC2A 2AE


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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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Tickets:

FREE

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