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For readers who dream of becoming writers, "There are, if they are lucky, books which give them permission to become the sort of writers they have it in themselves to be... go for broke... aim for the stars... argue with the world." @SalmanRushdie, 1985 #StandWithSalman
"Pepper it was that brought Vasco da Gama's tall ships across the ocean... We were 'not so much sub-continent as sub-condiment', as my distinguished mother had it." @SalmanRushdie, The Moor's Last Sigh.
#StandWithSalman #writingcommunity #SalmanRusdhie @SalmanRushdie @Lisadwan @Bonn1eGreer @elizacarthy @pdcawley #read from Joesph Anton #PenAmerica for freedom to create and with thanks to Salman Rushdie