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Double Jeopardy: Women Writers in Dangerous Places


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From Russia to Saudi Arabia, the lives of women writers can be terrifying. To mark International Women’s Day, Melbourne PEN’s first event for 2010 will celebrate these brave women.

Featuring works by: Taslima Nasrin (Bangladesh), Lydia Cacio (Mexico), Philo Ikonya (Kenya) Irina Ratushinskaya (Russia)

Read by Kate Holden, Paddy O’Reilly, Toni Jordan, Judith Rodriguez, and introduced by Cynthia Troup.


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