The PEN Pod: Claiming Ourselves Through Language with Jose Antonio Vargas
“There’s an emerging narrative around what it means to claim ourselves as people. . . Writing, for me, as an undocumented person was the only place where I was… More
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"We don’t know what it is possible for us to feel until we are shown what it is possible for us to imagine"--@adamgopnik in The @NewYorker
@SalmanRushdie and the Power of Words https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/salman-rushdie-and-the-power-of-words #SalmanRushdie
A powerful call from @PENamerica’s @SuzanneNossel urging us to understand that the brutal attempt on #SalmanRushdie’s life is an attack against the freedom to write, read, and think. #wordsmorepowerfulthanknives https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/13/salman-rushdies-entire-life-has-been-an-act-of-defiance
“Instead of just scrolling and sharing links about him and the attack, we can actually read something by Salman Rushdie,” writes Randy Boyagoda: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/08/salman-rushdie-fatwa-artistic-freedom/671137/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share