Freedom : stories celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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Freedom is a mix of thoughtful, serious, funny, and thrilling stories that harness the power of literature to celebrate--and affirm--our shared humanity. Published in association with Amnesty International, an array of internationally acclaimed & award-winning writers remind us these fundamental freedoms - ratified in 1948 - are just as crucial to protect and uphold today as ever.
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 memorably with Article 1: "All human beings are born free and equal." Amnesty International is one of several international organizations promoting UDHR. It is a world-leading grassroots human rights organization & a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people - no matter who they are or where they are.
Authors include: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Kate Atkinson, Ishmael Beah, Paulo Coelho, Nadine Gordimer, Marina Lewycka, Henning Mankell, Yann Martel, Rohinton Minstry, David Mitchell, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates.
ContentsBusy lines / Patricia Grace
The effects of good government on the city / A.L. Kennedy
The kind of neighbor you used to have / James Meek
Business philosophy / Marina Lewycka
The long ride back home / Mohammed Naseehu Ali
Sticko / Gabriella Ambrosio
Tetanus / Joyce Carol Oates
The trial / Walter Mosley
Character development / David Mitchell
Innocent passage / Ariel Dorfman
Aniruddha : the latest installment / Amit Chaudhuri
An incident at lunchtime / Petina Gappah
Torn / Milton Hatoum
The go-between / Ali Smith
Asylum / David Constantine
Homecoming / Jon Fosse
The war on women / Kate Atkinson
A special boy / Banana Yoshimoto
Be careful about playing with the path of least resistance / Alexis Wright
Where I keep my faith / Helen Dunmore
Comrade Vadillo / Héctor Aguilar Camín
In the prison of repose / Paulo Coelho
Warriors of the sky / Mahmoud Saeed
The obvious candidate / Richard Griffiths
Mr. President-- / Juan Goytisolo
The moon above his head / Yann Martel
Sola / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Amnesty / Nadine Gordimer
An Internet baby / Xiaolu Guo
The shed / Alice Pung
ABC antidote / Ishmael Beah
Gray Wolf, Prince Jack, and the Firebird / Alan Garner
March of the dinosaurs / Liana Badr
The scream / Rohinton Mistry
The classroom / Olja Knezevic
Epilogue: Sofia / Henning Mankell.
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
-- General Assembly.
-- Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Human rights -- Fiction.
Fiction -- 21st century.
|Publisher|| New York :Broadway Paperbacks,
|Edition||1st U.S. ed.|
"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights": p. 399-404.
xiv, 413 pages ; 21 cm