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​"If we are to have peace on earth . . . "

Posted on January 18, 2021

Photo by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash.

"If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties . . . must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective."  Martin Luther King, Jr. 

A few recent blog posts and world literature on race, culture, and class:  

"The Blackness That Defines a Black Man in the Eyes of Someone Who is Not Black"

Posted on January 10, 2021

Ricardo Aleixo performing in 2017. By Elisangela Leite. License: CC BY 2.0.

I am whatever you think a black man is. You almost never think about black men.

Performance poet Ricardo Aleixo's "My Man," which first appeared several years ago in an issue of Words Without Borders dedicated to Afro-Brazilian writing, is now being republished as part of this month's focus on "International Black Voices on Race and Racism."

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Start a Global Journey Here

Posted on January 01, 2021

Looking for great new writing from around the globe, but not sure where to start? Welcome to Words Without Borders Campus, where we publish well-translated global stories, poems, graphic lit, and essays, alongside multimedia cultural resources that work well remotely or in person.  

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6 Tales of Magic in Hard Times

Posted on November 24, 2020

Light through fall trees.

Who couldn't use a little magic this fall? Towards that end, we've pulled together six global stories that combine realism and fantasy. Each story features a young person facing real-world problems, and finding support in the form of a slightly magical intervention. Travel with us to the Middle East, East Asia—and an unnamed village somewhere in the Spanish-speaking world, sometime in the future.

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