Joseph Anton, a Memoir by Salman Rushdie

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Joseph Anton, a Memoir by Salman Rushdie

Post  Bookworm on Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:19 pm

Salman Rushdie awoke on Valentine's Day of 1989 to a life changing surprise. "Fatwa", the Islam sentence of death, had just been imposed by the Ayatollah Khomeini upon the then relatively unknown writer. Rushdie was accused of defaming Islam, the Prophet and the Quran through the publication of his controversial novel, "The Satanic Verses."
Rushdie immediately goes underground fearing not only his life, but the lives of his women and his beloved son, Zafar. This is a story of his struggle to survive while combating forces against free thought and free speech. Rushdie manages to live with bouts of depression and infrequent moments of joy while awaiting the abolition of censorship and alienation, and the tyranny of evil.
A good, thought provoking story.
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