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Lemn Sissay and Befeqadu Hailu share 2019 PEN Pinter prize

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British poet Sissay names persecuted Ethiopian writer and activist as this year’s ‘international writer of courage’ The poet Lemn Sissay has won the PEN Pinter award alongside the Egyptian writer Befeqadu Hailu, who dedicated his award “to all those who use their voices for the voiceless”. Hailu, a writer, activist and co-founder of the
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