Freedom : stories celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Format: Print Book [2011]
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Non-Fiction Collection PN6120.95.H784 F74 2011x
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  PN6120.95.H784 F74 2011x
 
 
Summary
Bestselling authors bring together a thought-provoking collection of short stories, each inspired by one of thirty human rights adopted by the United Nations and promoted by Amnesty International.

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.
Contents
Busy 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 Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Ranging from the surreal to the subtle, this sweeping anthology illustrates the tenets of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and features a contributor list that reads like a who's who of leading writers from across the globe, including David Mitchell, Joyce Carol Oates, Paulo Coelho, Mahmoud Saeed, Yann Martel, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In Kate Atkinson's "The War on Women," Britain passes a law requiring women to stay home and wear the burqa. A group of neighbors in a housing project takes justice into their own hands in Walter Mosley's "The Trial." The protagonist of James Meek's "The Kind of Neighbor You Used to Have" discovers how little risk his neighbors are willing to take to avert injustice. Banana Yoshimoto's "A Special Boy" delves into the effects of a mother's abandonment of her son. The narrator of Ali Smith's "The Go-Between" occupies the space between oppression and freedom-literally-as he attempts to move from Morocco into Spain. Vibrant and often chilling, these stories paint a rousing picture of the continuing battle to ensure basic human dignity. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects United Nations. -- General Assembly. -- Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Human rights -- Fiction.
Fiction -- 21st century.
Short stories.
Publisher New York :Broadway Paperbacks,[2011]
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Contributors Amnesty International.
Language English
Notes Anthology.
"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights": p. 399-404.
Description xiv, 413 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780307588838 (pbk.)
0307588831 (pbk.)
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