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Freedom: A Collection Of Short Fiction Celebrating The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

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Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which starts memorably with Article 1: we are all born free and equal, "Freedom" is an enthralling anthology of short stories by some of the world's top writers.

Most of the stories have been written especially for this anthology by a renowned array of internationally acclaimed writers, including Paulo Coelho, Y
Unknown Binding, 442 pages
Published 2009 by Key Porter Books
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Elian Haliman
Some of the stories read more like poems and are hard to digest, but some were written based on actual facts. They cover all the declarations of human rights so I got a wide view of people's struggles in fighting for their rights (freedom of speech, peace, economic justice, obtaining education, etc). Good read to open my eyes to the injustices that are in the world.
William Maas
Freedom is a non fiction book put together by Amnesty International, which is a organization that helps to protect Human Rights and fights against injustices. This one book has a collection of thirty six separate, short, and very different experiences, from real people who have had one or more of their rights violated. There are not just sad and gloomy stories, but funny and suspenseful ones too. I was captivated and intrigued by the authors’ thoughts and points of views, throughout each inciden ...more
Izzy McGrath
James Meek, The kind of neighbour you used to have.
I thought the story was quite confusing and I didn't quite get the point of the story. I didn't really enjoy it as it didn't make sense and I couldn't quite put the pieces together. At the end one of the characters said something and it kind of made the plot make some sense. I didn't understand why the man was put in jail in the first place and then when one of the other characters said that sentence I realised he wasn't meant to be in jail and
Short stories themed to the points of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Only one or two clunkers. Most were very good. Many were brilliant.
'...short stories by famous writers, including Paulo Coelho, Yann Martel, AL Kennedy, Ali Smith, Amit Chaudhuri, Ariel Dorfman, Helen Dunmore, Marina Lewycka, Walter Mosley, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, James Meek, Kate Atkinson, David Mitchell, Hector Aguilar Camin, Ishmael Beah, Boris Akunin, Alice Pung, Banana Yoshimo' and me, Olja Knezevic. My story in this anthology is the one titled 'The Classroom'. It's an important anthology, if a bit too dark for a summer read. But, it is an educational fi ...more
Nov 21, 2009 Christine marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Everyone should read this book.
I was surprisingly disappointed with the content of this book. "Short Stories Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights". Sounds great right ? But the stories themselves were for the most part too short, had little or no character development and just didn't move me. There were a few exceptions, but unfortunately they were few and far between.
Abdullah Naeem Ibrahim
A good short story collection.
There are some stories affect you, and you never forget it, one of these stories was written by Mahmoud Said Warrior of the Sky, it's a great story, wonderful, one of the most beautiful stories I've ever read in my life
Harrowing and important. Can be a difficult read, so best read a bit at a time.
checked this back out and am enjoying the short stories that are heartfelt and true...
Mar 03, 2011 Betsy marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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I was incredibly bored.
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