7: World Voices

World Voices captures some of the best conversations from the 2005 World Voices Festival. Featuring work from Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Ha Jin, Michael Ondaatje, Zakes Mda, Hanif Kureishi, Shan Sa, Khaled Mattawa, Dunya Mikhail, and many others.

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World Voices: A Forum

Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Nuruddin Farah, Jonathan Franzen, Antonio Muñoz MolinaThe Power of the Pen: Does Writing Change Anything?


Khaled Mattawa, History of My Face
Dunya Mikhail, Non-Military Statements
Shan Sa, The First Novel
Fadhil al-Azzawi, The Last Iraq  


Elif Shafak, Minae Mizumura, and Shan Sa, Crossover Artists: Writing in Another Language 
Assia Djebar and Lyonel Trouillot, Postcolonial Passages
Ha Jin and Eliot Weinberger, Enormous Changes 
Michael Ondaatje and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Reinventing Home 
Hanan al-Shaykh and Salman Rushdie, In Search of the Sensual
Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton and Cornelia Funke, Continental Divides 
Tsitsi Dangarembga and Achmat Dangor, Power Struggles 


Khaled Mattawa, Hanan al-Shaykh, and Fadhil al-Azzawi, A History of Trauma
Rick Moody, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Roth, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Minae Mizumura, Katja Lange-Muller, and Yoko Tawada, Inappropriate Appropriation
Svetlana Alexievich, Elena Poniatowska, François Bizot, Ryszard Kapucinski, Carolin Emcke, and Philip GourevitchConfronting the Worst: Writers and Catastrophe
Breyten Breytenbach, Achmat Dangor, Elizabeth Alexander, Tsitsi Dangarembga, and Zakes Mda, Africa and the World: Writers at Home and Away 
Wayne Koestenbaum, Elif Shafak, Antoine Audouard, Natsuo Kirino, Meir Shalev, Hanif Kureishi, and Peter Stamm, The Way We Love Now: Who Wrote the Book of Sex? 
Robert Polito, Jakob Arjouni, Natsuo Kirino, Luc Sante, and Paco Ignacio Taibo, International Noir: Breaking Out of Crime Time 
John Ralston Saul, Oksana Zabuzhko, Shashi Tharoor, Tomás Eloy Martinez, Francine Prose, and Bernard-Henri Levy, Literature and Power: Writing About Politics