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Freedom: Stories Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“The stories here are impressive in scope and show that The Universal Declaration of Human Rights can apply to many aspects of the human experience. Valuable reading.”—Library Journal

Vibrant and often chilling, these stories paint a rousing picture of the continuing battle to ensure basic human dignity.—Publishers Weekly

“A timely reminder of the need for basic human dignity, freedom, rights, and respect. Inspirational and a very good read.” —Big Issue

 

“Angry, moving, upsetting, inspiring . . . It’s not always subtle. But it’s very effective.” —Daily Mail

 

“Freedom is illuminating and impressive.” —Guardian

 

“This is an inspirational collection of stories. Each tale . . . uses the power of literature to outstanding effect.” —Good Book Guide

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Synopsis:

"Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which starts memorably with Article 1: We are all born free and equal, Freedom is an enthralling anthology of short stories"--Provided by the publisher.

Synopsis:

Sixty years ago, the United Nations took a moral stand against human rights crimes and adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a proclamation of thirty rights that belong to us all, starting memorablywith Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal.

Now, an array of internationally acclaimed writers have chosen one of the thirty rights as the inspiration for a shortstory. Published in association with Amnesty International, the result is a mix of thoughtful, serious, funny, and thrilling stories that harness the power of literature to celebrate--and affirm--ourshared humanity.

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About the Author

Contributors:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie • Mohammed Naseehu Ali • Kate Allen • Gabriella Ambrosio • Kate Atkinson • Liana Badr • Ishmael Beah • Héctor Aguilar Camín • Amit Chaudhuri • Paulo Coelho • Vered Cohen-Barzilay • David Constantine • Ariel Dorfman • Helen Dunmore • Jon Fosse • Petina Gappah • Alan Garner • Nadine Gordimer • Juan Goytisolo • Patricia Grace • Richard Griffiths • Xiaolu Guo • Milton Hatoum • A. L. Kennedy • Olja Knezevic • Marina Lewycka • Henning Mankell • Yann Martel • James Meek • Rohinton Mistry • David Mitchell • Walter Mosley • Joyce Carol Oates • Alice Pung • Mahmoud Saeed • Ali Smith • Archbishop Desmond Tutu • Alexis Wright • Banana Yoshimoto

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307588845
Subtitle:
Stories Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Author:
Amnesty, International USA
Author:
Amnesty International Usa
Author:
Amnesty International
Subject:
Fiction : Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20110104
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
432

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Product details 432 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307588845 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which starts memorably with Article 1: We are all born free and equal, Freedom is an enthralling anthology of short stories"--Provided by the publisher.
"Synopsis" by , Sixty years ago, the United Nations took a moral stand against human rights crimes and adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a proclamation of thirty rights that belong to us all, starting memorablywith Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal.

Now, an array of internationally acclaimed writers have chosen one of the thirty rights as the inspiration for a shortstory. Published in association with Amnesty International, the result is a mix of thoughtful, serious, funny, and thrilling stories that harness the power of literature to celebrate--and affirm--ourshared humanity.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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