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Novelist & @UofTEnglish professor Randy Boyagoda & PEN America's @summerelopez join @whyyradiotimes to discuss @SalmanRushdie’s contributions and courage—and the threats writers continue to face for expressing their ideas and imaginations: https://whyy.org/episodes/salman-rushdie-and-defending-freedom-of-expression/ #StandWithSalman
One week after the brutal attack that left author @SalmanRushdie with severe injuries, the New York literary community is rallying in solidarity with an outdoor event of readings from his acclaimed works on the steps of @nypl on 5th Ave.
FREE Zoom event
Thursday August 18
Join Nadine Farid Johnson of #PENAmerica and @Dev4Security & Amb. Akbar Ahmed of @AU_SIS for "Rushdie and the Right to Write," a conversation on freedom of expression and fostering religious understanding