Issues

We call this page “issues” because it gives us a place to write about issues that are important to us and to give some context to some of the books we publish.

  • New Editorial Talent
    New Editorial Talent

    New Editorial Talent

    We’re fortunate to welcome two exceptional editors to our team. Fatemeh Ekhtesari, a renowned Persian poet and editor, enhances the poetic beauty of translated text. Samuel Tongue, a skilled Scottish poet and editor, contributes his literary mastery to benefit our writers.

  • Getting Your Voice to Shake
    Getting Your Voice to Shake

    Getting Your Voice to Shake

    The book club is reading “Getting Your Voice to Shake” by Kelly Nix, a guide to intercultural communication that explores collective identities, context-dependent communication, and cultural perceptions of time. Nix uses anecdotes to illustrate complexities in cross-cultural interaction, providing a valuable perspective for anyone looking to understand and navigate cultural differences effectively.

  • ICORN – protecting creative freedom
    ICORN – protecting creative freedom

    ICORN – protecting creative freedom

    ICORN, the International Cities of Refuge Network, offers sanctuary to writers and artists at risk, embodying freedom of expression globally. With over 70 cities providing refuge to 200+ individuals, ICORN champions cultural richness and partnerships with organizations like PEN International and Reporters Without Borders. Their dedication to artistic freedom is vital in a world where it’s under threat.

  • Den kulturelle skulesekken Benefit to Norway
    Den kulturelle skulesekken Benefit to Norway

    Den kulturelle skulesekken Benefit to Norway

    The Cultural Schoolbag (DKS) is a unique program in Norway offering professional arts and culture exposure to all school pupils. This program includes various artistic expressions like film, music, and literature. Sic Publishing supports DKS, believing that exposure to diverse cultural perspectives can enhance understanding of global issues and contribute to a more inclusive society.

  • Iran’s Dance Protest
    Iran’s Dance Protest

    Iran’s Dance Protest

    Iran is witnessing an unusual protest, the “happiness campaign,” centred around a folk song that began when a 70-year-old man danced at a fish market. The video went viral, sparking a public outcry after the government arrested the people in the video. The public backlash evolved into a national protest, with people filming themselves dancing to the song to express their discontent. The campaign is seen as a symbol of resistance against government oppression.