EU awards Sakharov human rights prize to Yazidi women who escaped IS group

EU awards Sakharov human rights prize to Yazidi women who escaped IS group

The European Parliament has awarded its Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought and expression to Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar, two women from Iraq’s Yazidi community who suffered attack and persecution by Islamic State. Murad and Bashar were among thousands of women and girls abducted and held as sexual slaves by Islamic State fighters […]

US author becomes first ever to win Man Booker prize

US author becomes first ever to win Man Booker prize

Paul Beatty has become the first American author to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his book “The Sellout”, a stinging satire of race and class in the United States. Beatty’s work has drawn comparisons to both US comedian Chris Rock and literary giant Mark Twain. Judges said Beatty’s provocative book was a satire […]