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Politicization of culture against Cuban poet rejected in France

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Paris, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Christian Rodríguez, responsible for international relations of La France Insoumise (LFI) party, on Monday questioned the censorship due to political reasons against Cuban poet Nancy Morejón in the recently concluded Paris Poetry Market.

No one has the right to catalog an artist or intellectual’s talent because of his or her political thinking, Rodríguez told Prensa Latina, commenting on the decision adopted by the event, held from June 7 to 11, to withdraw her honorary president status.

He reiterated that Morejón, a winner of the 2001 National Literature Prize and other international awards, should be supported. I think it is terrible and prehistoric to mix political pressure with culture, a way of not recognizing Nancy Morejón’s position and values,” he said.

After naming her honorary president of the 40th edition of the Paris Poetry Market, planning for her to give a speech at the opening ceremony, and promoting her work in official documents, the organizers suppressed all of this after yielding to pressure from radical sectors that took advantage of the poet’s commitment to the Cuban Revolution.

In view of what happened, Morejon decided not to participate in the rest of the activities of the meeting and thanked the island, France and the world for their solidarity.


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