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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, 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 and Banana Yoshimoto. Each acclaimed contributor has chosen one of the thirty UDHR rights as the basic inspiration for his or her story, and the result is an anthology that contains a complete mix of thoughtful, serious, funny and thrilling stories that provide some completely unexpected takes on the issue of human rights. Published in association with Amnesty International, Freedom is an eclectic collection that will prompt readers to engage imaginatively with what human rights mean for all of us.
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Writings by world-renowned authors inspired by Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Amnesty International is was founded in 1961 to conduct research and generate action to prevent grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated. It now has over two million members worldwide.


"A powerful, often surprising collection . . . very effective" * Daily Mail * "As a compendium of global injustice, Freedom is illuminating and impressive" * The Guardian * "It is hard to pick a few of the many highlights from this extraordinary collection" * Tribune * "A fine collection of short stories . . . inspirational and a very good read" * The Big Issue * "Very impressive" * The Bookseller *

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