Liu Xiaobo

Worldwide reading appeal for Liu Xiaobo – 20 March 2012

Song for mothers in the square of peace

The International Literature Festival Berlin is organising a worldwide reading appeal for imprisoned Chinese writer and Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo. The Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International encourages its PEN Centres to take part in this appeal by hosting their own reading of prose and poems written by Liu, on 20 March 2012.

Liu Xiaobo’s poem ‘You Wait for Me with Dust’ has been made available for public use on that day. Follow these links to find the poem in English and in Chinese languages.

For further information and for other versions of the poem in Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian and Spanish, please contact

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