Writers at Risk

Descrição
This list is meant as a help for the theme "Writers at risk", Reading Globally, 2nd quarter 2016. I will add the link to the thread after I create it.
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28,430 membros
515 críticas
4.1
2
12,969 membros
201 críticas
4
3
6,905 membros
253 críticas
½ 4.3
6 Members
streamsong, charl08, FlorenceArt, ahef1963, rileyhuff, steller0707
Explicações
FlorenceArt: Memoir of the revolution in Iran, then exile to Europe.
4
27,692 membros
574 críticas
½ 4.3
4 Members
dara85, streamsong, Dilara86, ahef1963
Explicações
Dilara86: Holocaust memoirs
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4,884 membros
63 críticas
½ 4.3
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3,741 membros
70 críticas
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4 Members
kidzdoc, charl08, ELiz_M, rileyhuff
Explicações
ELiz_M: An autobiographical novel of the author's experience in a Japanese prison camp as a young boy during WWII.
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9,295 membros
119 críticas
4
3 Members
FlorenceArt, Dilara86, rileyhuff
Explicações
Dilara86: slavery
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1,052 membros
36 críticas
3.9
3 Members
kidzdoc, charl08, ELiz_M
Explicações
ELiz_M: A novel depicting the brutal, oppressive life of a Egyptian village girl. It was inspired by the author's contact with an imprisoned woman. Almost a decade later, the author herself was imprisoned and terrorized for her ongoing feminist activism.
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661 membros
18 críticas
3.8
3 Members
thorold, spiphany, ELiz_M
Explicações
ELiz_M: "one of the greatest treatments of flight and exile in modern German writing...." written during the author's own flight from the Nazis.
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397 membros
6 críticas
3.8
3 Members
kidzdoc, charl08, spiphany
Explicações
kidzdoc: This novel was written on toilet paper during the author's year long imprisonment.
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347 membros
10 críticas
3.8
3 Members
thorold, spiphany, ELiz_M
Explicações
ELiz_M: The author fled the violence tearing Yugoslavia apart in 1993. This novel is an attempt "to capture the slow and constant sense of loss and displacement caused by exile..."
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224 membros
4 críticas
½ 4.3
3 Members
chlorine, thorold, Dilara86
Explicações
chlorine: Haitian writer condemning Papa Doc's dicatorship. He was so angry that the family bought all the copies they could find to try and save her.
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21,899 membros
337 críticas
4
2 Members
FlorenceArt, gypsysmom
Explicações
FlorenceArt: A memoir of McCourt's childhood in Ireland and escape to America.
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15,801 membros
314 críticas
4.2
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10,217 membros
145 críticas
½ 4.4
2 Members
dara85, ahef1963
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8,747 membros
257 críticas
½ 4.5
2 Members
streamsong, FlorenceArt
Explicações
FlorenceArt: A second-hand account of the life of Spiegelman's father, a Polish Jew, as he was persecuted and later sent to Auschwitz.
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4,027 membros
115 críticas
4.2
2 Members
kidzdoc, chlorine
Explicações
chlorine: Black man living as a free man in the North of the US illegally sold into slavery in the south.
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3,543 membros
48 críticas
4.1
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2,255 membros
25 críticas
4.2
2 Members
thorold, FlorenceArt
Explicações
thorold: Italian-Jewish chemist tries to make sense of his experience of Auschwitz
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2,198 membros
60 críticas
4.1
2 Members
dara85, streamsong
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1,352 membros
35 críticas
3.8
2 Members
thorold, ELiz_M
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1,179 membros
11 críticas
½ 3.6
2 Members
FlorenceArt, Dilara86
Explicações
Dilara86: slavery
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1,084 membros
43 críticas
½ 3.6
2 Members
thorold, spiphany
Explicações
thorold: Young people trying to stand up against Ceaucescu
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393 membros
6 críticas
½ 3.6
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251 membros
5 críticas
½ 4.3
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210 membros
7 críticas
3.9
2 Members
chlorine, spiphany
Explicações
chlorine: Hungarian woman and her family flee the communist regime and emigrate to Switzerland.
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119 membros
5 críticas
½ 4.6
2 Members
rebeccanyc, charl08
Explicações
rebeccanyc: Escaped from the Nazis only to be imprisoned for his work in the Free Hungary movement.
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7,957 membros
76 críticas
½ 3.5
Member
FlorenceArt
Explicações
FlorenceArt: I'm including this book, which is the sequel to Angela's Ashes, because it belongs to the theme more than the first, although I understand it's not as good (I haven't read it).
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6,204 membros
233 críticas
4
Member
dara85
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4,286 membros
38 críticas
3.9
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3,052 membros
34 críticas
3.9
Member
FlorenceArt
Explicações
FlorenceArt: A fictionalized account of the author's time in a Siberian prison camp.
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1,991 membros
42 críticas
4
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Italian dissident sent into internal exile by Mussolini
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1,968 membros
59 críticas
3.9
Member
dara85
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1,857 membros
65 críticas
4.2
Member
chlorine
Explicações
chlorine: Woman living in Berlin at the end of WWII when Russians invaded. Had to endure multiple rapes and privations.
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1,594 membros
35 críticas
4.2
Member
ELiz_M
Explicações
ELiz_M: A collection of short stories loosely based on the author's experiences in various concentration camps.
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1,534 membros
32 críticas
4.2
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1,497 membros
30 críticas
½ 4.3
Member
dara85
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1,484 membros
20 críticas
4.2
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1,382 membros
34 críticas
3.8
Member
chlorine
Explicações
chlorine: Woman in Africa submitted to genital mutilations. Managed to emigrate to London. Was a UN special ambassador in the fight againts femage genital mutilations.
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1,162 membros
1 crítica
4.1
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Italian communist imprisoned under Mussolini, leading theoretician of European Marxism
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1,105 membros
18 críticas
4.1
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Gay Cuban novelist's autobiography (imprisonment, exile, AIDS)
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990 membros
57 críticas
4
Member
kidzdoc
Explicações
kidzdoc: This novel is about the persecution of the Romanian German population in Stalinist Russia, and its deportation to forced labor camps after World War II.
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946 membros
17 críticas
4
Member
ELiz_M
Explicações
ELiz_M: from wiki: Behan eventually joined the IRA at sixteen, which led to his serving time in a borstal youth prison in the United Kingdom and he was also imprisoned in Republic of Ireland.
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797 membros
28 críticas
3.8
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Not read, but looks relevant
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781 membros
18 críticas
4
Member
chlorine
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769 membros
11 críticas
½ 3.6
Member
spiphany
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732 membros
17 críticas
3.9
Member
spiphany
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por Latifa
641 membros
21 críticas
½ 3.7
Member
chlorine
Explicações
chlorine: Young woman in Afghanistan forced to live under Taliban's rule. Escaped to France and wrote this book.
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640 membros
11 críticas
4.2
Member
dara85
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605 membros
5 críticas
4.2
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: US anarchist & feminist exiled to Russia and then to France
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573 membros
3 críticas
4.2
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Russian poet who wrote about her encounters with the Stalinist terror
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535 membros
3 críticas
4.1
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533 membros
5 críticas
4.1
Member
spiphany
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515 membros
30 críticas
½ 3.4
Member
Dilara86
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476 membros
7 críticas
4
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452 membros
7 críticas
½ 4.3
Member
rebeccanyc
Explicações
rebeccanyc: Born in exile, died in exile, jailed twice by the French and once by the Soviets.
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437 membros
13 críticas
3.9
Member
rebeccanyc
Explicações
rebeccanyc: Written back and forth on sheets of paper when Fallada was imprisoned in a Nazi mental hospital for the criminally insane.
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387 membros
5 críticas
½ 3.5
Member
ELiz_M
Explicações
ELiz_M: The first black woman to escape from slavery in the British colonies (West Indies) and publish a record of her experience.
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288 membros
15 críticas
3.8
Member
SassyLassy
Explicações
SassyLassy: Two writers living in exile
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286 membros
8 críticas
4
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: The Mann family in exile
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239 membros
3 críticas
½ 3.7
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Czech dissident (later president) writes to his wife from prison
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213 membros
1 crítica
½ 3.7
Member
charl08
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212 membros
9 críticas
½ 4.5
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202 membros
7 críticas
½ 3.7
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: On being exiled from a country that no longer exists (GDR) - also has a lot about other German political exiles in California, like the Manns
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194 membros
7 críticas
3.2
Member
ELiz_M
Explicações
ELiz_M: The main character, like the author, was a victim of China's "anti-rightest movement" in the mid-1950s. The novel depicts the banal brutality of the political system.
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190 membros
4 críticas
½ 4.6
Member
FlorenceArt
Explicações
FlorenceArt: Memoir of the author's life as a Polish Jew persecuted both by the nazis and soviets.
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por Ovid
170 membros
2 críticas
3.9
Member
spiphany
Explicações
spiphany: Writings of the poet Ovid after his banishment from Rome in 8 AD.
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168 membros
4 críticas
3.8
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Scottish teenager who tried to assassinate Franco and spent time behind bars in Spain and in the UK
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151 membros
3 críticas
3.9
Member
FlorenceArt
Explicações
FlorenceArt: Memoir of a child and her family trying to survive in occupied Hungary.
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145 membros
2 críticas
½ 4.3
Member
spiphany
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135 membros
1 crítica
4.1
Member
spiphany
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127 membros
4 críticas
½ 4.3
Member
dara85
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119 membros
2 críticas
4.2
Member
spiphany
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78 membros
2 críticas
½ 3.7
Member
kidzdoc
Explicações
kidzdoc: Dowlatabadi composed this novel internally while he was imprisoned in Iran, and wrote it shortly after his release.
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75 membros
19 críticas
½ 4.4
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74 membros
1 crítica
3.8
Member
spiphany
Explicações
spiphany: Andrei Sinyavsky (pseud. Abram Tertz) was tried and imprisoned for his Soviet-critical writing (The Trial Begins; On Socialist Realism). "A Voice from the Chorus" was based on his experiences while imprisoned.
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74 membros
½ 3.5
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: British/Irish playwright persecuted because of his sexuality (this is a book about rather than by)
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69 membros
½ 3.3
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Russian 19th century socialist exiled to London
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68 membros
1 crítica
½ 2.5
Member
ELiz_M
Explicações
ELiz_M: An account of the writer's arrest and trial, his prison dreams and fantasies.
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64 membros
3 críticas
½ 3.7
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55 membros
3.8
Member
SassyLassy
Explicações
SassyLassy: Written by Bukharin while he was in prison before his execution under Stalin
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53 membros
½ 3.5
Member
Dilara86
Explicações
Dilara86: Memoirs of a feminist anarchist who was imprisoned and sent to a penal colony
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47 membros
½ 3.5
Member
spiphany
Explicações
spiphany: Heym fled Nazi Germany to the US, where he fought with the Americans in WWII. Left the US in the 1950s because of his communist politics, emigrated to East Germany, where he was initially welcomed, but later banned from publishing due to his criticism of the government.
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45 membros
3.8
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Two great German-Jewish poets exchange letters
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38 membros
1 crítica
½ 3.3
Member
Dilara86
Explicações
Dilara86: Written by a former Islamic State hostage
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34 membros
2 críticas
½ 4.3
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: White journalist jailed for his part in an anti-apartheid group.
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Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: The author was imprisoned together with Mandela
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26 membros
4
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Poet who was imprisoned by the regime in Malawi
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21 membros
1 crítica
½ 4.6
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: German-Jewish poet who wrote about life after the Holocaust
90
15 membros
1 crítica
5
91
14 membros
1 crítica
½ 3.3
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Left-wing political exiles from the Continent in 19th century London
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9 membros
4
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Play by-and-about two South African political prisoners on Robben Island staging Antigone
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8 membros
Member
spiphany
Explicações
spiphany: Biermann's expatriation by the East Germany government provoked protests by many prominent German writers.
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por Tian
7 membros
4
95
3 membros
2 críticas
½ 3.5
Member
thorold
Explicações
thorold: Dutch journalist stuck in revolutionary Russia
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6,137 membros
59 críticas
3.9
97
1,254 membros
50 críticas
½ 3.5
98
1,064 membros
23 críticas
½ 4.3
99
762 membros
15 críticas
4.1
100
361 membros
14 críticas
3.9