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Welcome to Words without Borders annual queer issue. From raucous Mexican dives to hushed West African forests, with characters defying official crackdowns in Turkey and embracing new definitions of family in Israel, the work here explores the variety of queer experience around the world.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The 49th Anniversary of Malcolm X's Assassination- Poet Louis Reyes Rivera

February 21st will mark the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X.  Last week I attended an event hosted at the Belmont Mansion in Philly where Malcolm’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, shared her experience of growing up as one of Malcolm X’s daughters. It was kind of eerie to be that close to a piece of that history.

You must listen to the late poet Louis Reyes Rivera as he delivers his poem Bullet Cry

Photo- The Audubon Ballroom stage after the murder of Malcolm X. Circles on backdrop mark bullet holes.

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