The International Cities of Refuge Network is an association of cities and regions around the world dedicated to the value of Freedom of Expression.


Writers ICORN Cities offer persecuted writers a safe haven where they can live and work without fear of being censored or silenced.


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Lillehammer welcomes new guest writer Nama Jafari

09 September 2014 Saved to Network News


The Norwegian ICORN city of Lillehammer welcomed Iranian poet, writer and blogger Nama Jafari as its third guest writer on 2. September 2014.

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ICORN guest writer Philo Ikonya publishes new novel and poetry collection

09 September 2014 Saved to Network News


Philo Ikonya has published a new collection of poems, Splintering Silence, and is due to publish a new novel this autumn, called Invincible Nubia: Adios Lampedusa!.

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Rapper Khaled Harara and cartoonist Mana Neyestani at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

09 September 2014 Saved to Events, Festivals and Opportunities

ICORN rapper Khaled Harara and political caricaturist Mana Neyestani are to give their views and experiences on the subject Ungovernable cities: incubators for creativity? at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.

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