Emilia Venetsanou (EMA 2001), Jemma Neville (EMA 2006) and Adam Jacobi Moller (EMA 2007) joined us to speak about writing literature and how their works encompass reflections on human rights.

Whether the preference is to write in the morning or in the evening, in one go or years of preparation, our guest speakers, all human rights advocates, have their unique method and expression as writers.

Emilia Venetsanou takes the reader on a search for the existential identity of her fictional character in “The Adventures of Emily Greco” allows the reader to not only finds clues to identification but also levers to knowledge. Adam Jacob in his first novel “The Boy who could swim” describes the journey of an Afghan boy with a lense on individual fate. Jemma Neeville listened to stories with a wide varieties of people in her hometown Edinburgh is focused on her memoirs which captures incredible diversity, uniqueness and unpredictability of the lives of people who would otherwise likely go unnnoticed. Elettra Repetto is the editor in chief of: Rights! and provides a dedicated platform run by volunteer editors with a special interest in the current human rights and democracy issues. For her, writing for human rights means creating an independent, accessible and equal platform where diverse ideas, views, approaches and practices come together.

What unites them is their passion for writing and sharing personal stories and different social points of views. The online dialogue held on February 28th with the EMAlumni Association highlighted how diverse writing for human rights can be.

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