October 26, 2021


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

Rushdie shares his love of literature at Emory

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Salman_RushdieWhen Salman Rushdie was a child, his father shared with him the great “wonder tales” of the East — “told them and re-told them and re-made them and re-invented them in his own way,” the acclaimed author recalled.

Taken from the magical stories of Scheherazade, the Panchatantra, the Hamzanama, and the Arabian Nights, the experience presented two unforgettable lessons:

That stories were not true, “but by being untrue they could make him feel and know truths that the truth could not tell him,” and;

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