Volume 36 No. 1
Index on Censorship is an award-winning quarterly magazine, featuring reportage, analysis and new creative writing from around the world. It has contributing editors worldwide. It was founded in 1972 to publish the untold stories of dissidents behind the Iron Curtain. Over the years Index magazine has published some of the greatest names in literature including Nadine Gordimer, Mario Vargas Llosa, Samuel Beckett and Kurt Vonnegut. It also has published some of the greatest campaigning writers of our age from Vaclav Havel to Aung San Suu Kyi.
The autumn 2020 issue of Index on Censorship looks at the idea of the disappeared. We discuss the people who have gone missing, such as the millions who have disappeared in China′s western province Xinjiang. And we look at how languages, concepts, documents and culture are fragile too; look the other way and they have gone. Alessio Perrone writes about the disappearance of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, while Uighur-American activist Rushan Abbas writes a heart-wrenching piece on the kidnap of her sister by the Chinese authorities. We also examine social media hacking in Azerbaijan and the imprisonment of protesters in India.
Authors include: Oliver Farry, Issa Sikiti da Silva, Sally Gimson, an interview with Dave Eggers plus short stories from Kaya Genç and Lisa Appignanesi.