The Color Purple and the Toppling of American Gods
"In The Color Purple lies the truth, in its pages lie glorious, flammable ideas: how many fires could be lit with the simple, indomitable truth that a Black girl… More
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Let's celebrate writers past and present on #NationalBookLoversDay!
To start, here's our #PEN100 reading list highlighting members of the organization who have produced some of the most influential works of the past century. https://pen.org/pen-america-at-100-a-reading-list/
🧵 In a must-read new column, @Sulliview highlights how PEN America, a defender of the #freedomtowrite around the world for 100 years, is now fighting book bans in the U.S. that have a previously unseen "intensity and scope."
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Sept 12: Join PEN America CEO @SuzanneNossel & President @ayadakhtar for WORDS ON FIRE, a conversation with world-renowned authors & staunch advocates for the #FreedomToWrite including @ChimamandaReal @MargaretAtwood @JennyBoylan Dave Eggers @SalmanRushdie https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pen-america-symposium-words-on-fire-writing-freedom-and-the-future-tickets-390711266917