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Arts and Climate Justice: Reimagining the Future

This Critical Conversation brought together creative voices to explore how the arts can make a difference as we come together to tackle the climate crisis. Now available to watch on our Facebook page.

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'they taking pictures of us in the water'

As leaders, diplomats and experts meet in Egypt for #COP27, watch 'they taking pictures of us in the water', Audrey Brown-Pereira's powerful poem.

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A Lens on the Climate Crisis in Africa

'A Lens on the Climate Crisis in Africa’ is a digital photography exhibition depicting the devastating impact of climate change on African communities. It features photographs submitted by 24 photographers in 12 Commonwealth African countries, selected after an open call.

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CSSP Shortlist 2022 on adda

Issue 2 contains 9 shortlisted fiction pieces from the 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

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Stories from adda

Read compelling new fiction, non-fiction and poetry from across the globe on adda, our online magazine that crosses literary borders.

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Books supported by Commonwealth Writers

We work with writers, editors, publishers, and translators to bring out anthologies featuring less-heard narratives from across the world.

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Commonwealth Writers is the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation.

The Commonwealth Foundation is the Commonwealth's agency for civil society. It supports people's participation in democracy and development.

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The origins of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize

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A multiplicity of voices: Nicosia Beyond Barriers

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The art and craft of the short story

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