Articles by Toni Marques

Favela Rising, Part 2

December 4, 2012

As the literary adviser to the Palestine Festival of Literature, the poet Najwan Darwish knows how challenging it is to bring people together to talk about literature in a free and unconstrained environment. This is one of the reasons he was invited to FLUPP, the first international literary festival… more »

Articles by Toni Marques

Favela Rising

November 13, 2012

A little over a year ago, a bunch of white, middle-class guys—much like myself—invited me to do something that had never been done before in Brazil: run an international literary festival in a Rio de Janeiro slum. This extraordinary idea sounded like a joke to me. Well,… more »