Around the World: Pakistan, Argentina, Brazil, Israel and More

Around the World: Pakistan, Argentina, Brazil, Israel and More

In this month's edition of "Around the World," we focus on art and poetry trends in South America; look at the political and cultural realities of life in the Swat Valley of Pakistan through the eyes of Malala Yusufzai; and revisit Wynton Marsalis's Abyssinian Mass with soprano Candice Hoyes and conductor Damien Sneed. Also, Ben Ehrenreich delivers the latest in his ongoing dispatches from the Middle East: a profile of Razi Nabulsi, a Palestinian activist studying philosophy and politics in Israel.


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Shehryar Fazli examines the history and the realities of Pakistan's Swat Valley through the eyes of Malala Yusufzai.

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Everyone Has a Place Part II: Soprano Candice Hoyes interviews Damien Sneed, conductor of Wynton Marsalis' Abyssinian Mass. 

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Artist Profile: Argentinian painter Federico Cattaneo's chords and tangents. 



Brazil's Paulo Henriques Britto delivers a sweeping survey of Brazilian poetry today. 





In his latest dispatch from the Middle East, Ben Ehrenreich profiles a Palestinian activist studying philosophy and politics in Israel — Razi Nabulsi — and investigates the heavy hand of Israeli security forces in his case.



LARB Contributors

Ben Ehrenreich is the author of The Suitors and Ether. His next book, The Way to the Spring, which is based on his reporting from the West Bank, will be published in June by Penguin Press.

International soprano Candice Hoyes debuts in 2014 at the National Slovenian Opera in the title role of Piccinni's La Cecchina, a reprisal of her Italian debut. Recent debuts include Hungary's Szeged Open Air Festival and Nevada Opera. Candice trained at Lorin Maazel's Castleton Festival and the Caramoor Festival. She graduated from Harvard University cum laude in Sociology, Columbia Law School and Westminster Choir College. 

Federico Cattaneo is an artist who was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He currently works in New York City.

Paulo Henriques Britto teaches translation, poetry and creative writing at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. He has translated about 110 books, including poetry by Byron, Wallace Stevens, and Elizabeth Bishop, and fiction by Henry James, William Faulkner, and Thomas Pynchon. He has also published works of poetry, fiction, theory and criticism. A selection of his poetry, edited and translated by Idra Novey, came out in the U.S in 2007. Seven of his books have won prizes.

Shehryar Fazli is an author, political analyst, and essayist who divides his time between Pakistan and Canada. He is the author of the novel Invitation (2011), which was the runner-up for the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival’s first book award. He can be reached via email at [email protected].


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