Freedom : Short Stories Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Paperback

Freedom : Short Stories Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Paperback

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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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Human rights
  • ISBN: 9781845964948



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Synopsis: A collection of short stories from authors around the world and all walks of life, celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with all royalties from the book donated to Amnesty International.My Opinion: As with any collection of short stories, there both the good and the bad. However, what I liked most about this book is that each one is a different take on a different article from the Declaration.