Siren Song: PEN/UNPO

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Two features in this programme:

  • Michele Ernsting meets three women leaders from very different cultures at a conference of the UNPO, the Unrepresented People’s Organisation.
  • Dheera Sujan attended a meeting of PEN International, where she spoke with Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, outgoing president of the Writers in Prison Committee, Sara Wyatt, who is from the London chapter of the same commitee, Lucina Kathmann from the Mexican chapter of the Women’s Writers Committee (to support writers who get into trouble because they are women) and Ebtehal Younes, an Egyptian woman writer who was forced into exile because of her husband.

Producers: Dheera Sujan & Michele Ernsting

Broadcast: November 11, 1997