An Israeli court has sentenced Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour to five months in prison for “inciting terrorism” in a poem she posted on social media. On Tuesday, Tatour, 36, was sentenced by the Nazareth district court after having already served nearly three years under house arrest. Tatour was arrested during[…]
President Jacob Zuma has extended deepest condolences on the death of highly regarded academic, poet, and author Professor Adam Small, who died at the age of 79 early on Saturday morning, reportedly following a “complicated operation”. “We wish to convey our deepest condolences to the Small family, friends, and relatives.[…]
The German government has granted a request from Turkey to allow the possible prosecution of a German TV comedian who wrote a crude poem about its president. Turkey demanded last week to have comedian Jan Boehmermann prosecuted for insulting a foreign head of state. German law required Chancellor Angela Merkel’s[…]
As one of the country’s top universities bestows an honour on Cape Town poet James Matthews, he has criticised several institutions for failing to include his anti-apartheid writing in their curriculum. This comes after Rhodes University in Grahamstown decided to award Matthews an honorary doctorate. The University of the Western[…]
A Saudi court overturned the death sentence for Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh on Tuesday, his lawyer announced in a statement the same day. Fayadh was sentenced to the death penalty in November for “apostasy” and allegedly emitting “blasphemous statements” in some of his poetry. The poet’s sentence has been changed[…]
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