• Short Summary

    AFRICA IS PLAYING HOST TO THE PEN CLUB INTERNATIONAL FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR.?

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    AFRICA IS PLAYING HOST TO THE PEN CLUB INTERNATIONAL FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR. MORE THAN 200 WRITERS FROM ABOUT 40 COUNTRIES WERE IN ABIDJAN ON MONDAY FOR THE OPENING OF THE 35TH CONGRESS OF THIS WORLD-WIDE WRITERS' ORGANISATION.

    PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY OF THE IVORY COAST OPENED MONDAY'S MEETING. FOUR AFRICAN STATES ARE REPRESENTED AT THE CONGRESS -- SENEGAL AND IVORY COAST, WHICH ARE MEMBER COUNTRIES, AND CAMEROUN AND GHANA, ATTENDING AS OBSERVERS.

    IN AN ADDRESS OF WELCOME, GOVERNOR GUY NAIRAY, CHAIRMAN OF THE IVORY COAST PEN CENTRE, TOLD DELEGATES THAT THE STAGING OF THE CONGRESS IN AFRICA HAD A HISTORIC AND MOVING MEANING FOR AFRICANS.

    THE PREVIOUS DAY, THE CONGRESS RE-ELECTED AMERICAN WRITER ARTHUR MILLER AS PRESIDENT OF THE CLUB. MAIN THEMES OF THE CONGRESS, WHICH ENDS ON AUGUST 5, ARE MYTHOLOGY AND LEGENDS, PARTICULARLY IN THEIR INFLUENCE UPON ART AND LITERATURE, THE TRADITIONAL VALUES IN DEVELOPING SOCIETIES, AND THE WRITER BETWEEN TWO LANGUAGES.

    THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF THE CONGRESS HAVE INVESTIGATED THE FATE OF WRITERS IMPRISONED OR CENSORED BY THEIR COUNTRIES. ON MONDAY, BRITAIN MOVED A MOTION WHICH EXPRESSED ??? 'GRAVE DISAPPROVAL OF THE CONTINUED MANIFESTATIONS OF GOVERNMENTAL INTERFERENCE WITH THE LIBERTY OF WRITERS.' THE CONGRESS NAMED 15 JAILED WRITERS, AND CALLED FOR THEIR RELEASE. ON TUESDAY, ARGENTINA ADDED TO THIS CALL BY SEEKING GREATER FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT FOR ARGENTINE WRITERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAG2HYR5YCY8EYSJRS0JKAZ89W
    Media URN:
    VLVAAG2HYR5YCY8EYSJRS0JKAZ89W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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