“Republics of Imagination”

November 9, 2014

Our love of The Atlantic‘s By Heart series continues with Azar Nafisi‘s contribution to the series: an essay on reading James Baldwin, the importance of literature to democracy, and how ultimately “we need literature to remind us how like each other we are, despite our differences.” Pair with Justin Campbell‘s Millions essay on race, fatherhood and reading Baldwin.

is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York and every so often writes things at kaulielewis.wordpress.com.

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