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Poetry and the Roma People in Italy: "The Silence of the Violins" by Paul Polansky and Roberto Malini
Rome - Paul Polansky and Roberto Malini have published a book of poems called “The Silence of the Violins”. The book contains both Italian and English versions of each poem, and is  published in Italy. The two poets are also human rights defenders engaged in defending the rights of the Roma people. Malini and Polansky's poems describe life in the Italian Roma community, the persecution by the authorities, the  tragedies that hit these people due to the discrimination they are subjected to daily. 
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David Grossman, German Peace Prize Laureate: Anyone who despairs about the possibility of peace has already been defeated
By Petra Lambeck

It's been many years since Israeli author, David Grossman, lost his son Uri. He died on 12 August 2006 in the Second Lebanon War, killed by a Hezbollah missile. (Full Story)

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