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Four remarkable novelists tell the stories of those who have previously gone unheard. Petina Gappah gives voice to the faithful servants who escorted explorer David Livingstone’s body across Africa. María Fernanda Ampuero amplifies the voices of women grappling with violence in their homes in Ecuador. In his Prix Goncourt-winning book, Nicolas Mathieu introduces us to a group of teenagers in a deprived and neglected region of France. And Abdellah Taïa, the first openly gay writer in the Arab world, follows a postcolonial community of sex workers, refugees, and queer revolutionaries to their dreams of transformation.
This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please stay tuned for updates about future PEN World Voices Festival programming.