November 15: Day of the Imprisoned Writer

Day of the Imprisoned Writer

Those who speak out against tyranny and suffer the consequences – you are not forgotten. Nor are you silenced, because your words will live on and echo through the ages as the tyrants are turned to dust and their evil deeds scattered on the four winds.

“I go now to my living death because I honoured those things to which honour belongs.” (final line spoken by Winston, a political prisoner in apartheid South Africa, in The Island, by Athol Fugard)

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