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Presented by PEN Perth for World Press Freedom Day.
Colombia is a country in South America that has had a complicated colonial history and a troubled recent past. Join us to hear local Colombian intellectual and PEN Perth committee member Karen Escobar comment on the current situation in Colombia by weaving personal anecdote with political commentary, social history, and cultural observation. This commentary will be followed by readings in English and Spanish of important literary works from Colombian writers including Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Yohir Akerman, Angye Goana, Maruja Vieira, and Javier Osuna, and then a question and answer session.