- Opening Panel: Discussing Diaspora (audio)
Opening Panel: Discussing Diaspora (audio)
In this panel, a group of distinguished international authors discuss their thoughts on the Diaspora. Featuring Rashidah Ismaili, Abdourahman Waberi, Kerry Young, and Cormac James among others. Moderated by Eric Banks, Director of the New York Institute for the Humanities.
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Paul Auster read from @SalmanRushdie's memoir Joseph Anton: "The person you were for your parents was not the person you were with your children, your working self was other than yourself as a lover, and depending on the time of day and your mood you might think of yourself..."
@aasif At today's #StandWithSalman event, most readers shared excerpts of @SalmanRushdie's most acclaimed novels and influential speeches about #freespeech and #freedomofexpression.
@aasif Mandhvi read an excerpt of Rushdie's forthcoming novel Victory City. https://twitter.com/SalmanRushdie/status/1557002144053694464
So proud of this effort today. We celebrated Salman’s amazing words, stood in solidarity with him, and showed our determination to always fight for #freeexpression and the #freedomtowrite. #StandWithSalman https://twitter.com/penamerica/status/1560660254207053825