author interview

(3+7) (Q&A) WITH TAMIL POET R. CHERAN ON POETRY IN THE FACE OF OPPRESSION

(3+7) (Q&A) WITH TAMIL POET R. CHERAN ON POETRY IN THE FACE OF OPPRESSION

Writer and lawyer Gowri Koneswaran spoke with Tamil poet R. Cheran for THE ALIGNIST about his writing, the current human rights situation in Sri Lanka, and an Amnesty International poetry contest on enforced disappearances in the country.

(3+7) (Q&A) WITH NOVELIST JENNIFER CLEMENT ON MEXICO'S MISSING

(3+7) (Q&A) WITH NOVELIST JENNIFER CLEMENT ON MEXICO'S MISSING

Jennifer Clement's latest novel, Prayers for the Stolen, maps the landscape of violence wrought on the people of Guerrero, Mexico by the drug wars and traces the story of some of its "stolen." THE ALIGNIST spoke with Clement about her response to the disappearance of 43 teaching students from the state last year and asked her how her work came to be one of social protest.