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'Not all traditions are worth preserving': ousted Swedish Academy head Sara Danius

Sara Danius's defiant statement was sent to TT on Friday afternoon. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Published: 13.Apr.2018 16:08 hrs

The ousted secretary of the Swedish Academy has issued a defiant statement positioning herself as battling for gender equality, and against cliquey, self-serving arrogance.

"I accepted the post of Permanent Secretary because I felt support for an ambition to gently but deliberately modernize the Academy," she wrote in a statement sent to Sweden's TT news agency and published by the Expressen newspaper
 
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