Booker Winner Slams Censorship Before China Trip

From Reuters, via yahoo news:

Man Booker Prize winner Anne Enright says censorship never works, while voicing her conviction ahead of a first visit to China that words ultimately prevail over powers seeking to curb the freedom of expression.

Censorship in China has come under greater scrutiny ahead of the Beijing Olympics in August, and some global artists have clashed with the Chinese government over its bleak rights record.

“Words are liquid, they get everywhere. Emily Dickinson has a line that says you cannot fold a flood and put it in a drawer,” Enright told Reuters in Hong Kong, referring to the reclusive 19th century American poet.

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