October 4, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

Salman Rushdie lecture bound literature, politics

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Salman_RushdieAs 7 p.m. approached, the Morrison Center filled to capacity. A lack of sufficient seating meant students and community members were turned away before Sir Salman Rushdie began his talk.

Rushdie’s speech “Literature and Politics in the Modern World” addressed how he has seen politics and novel writing become “hopelessly intertwined.”

This leads to most novel writing exploring and confronting politics through character development.

Some individuals in power suppress political discourse to  maintain control over what the public consumes in terms of news and literature.

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