Iran Boycotts Rushdie… Again

October 8, 2015 | 1

Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwa has come back to haunt Salman Rushdie once again. Iran is threatening to boycott the Frankfurt Book Fair because Rushdie was invited to give the keynote speech. You could also read our essay on how Rushdie passed the time while in hiding.

is an intern for The Millions. She is the managing editor of Concrete Literary Magazine at Emerson College, where she is pursuing a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. She tweets at @Cara_DuBois.

One comment:

  1. Where are the PEN ******* running to Rushdie’s defense?
    I’m guessing we won’t see it.
    This obviously being an instance of the subaltern re-asserting Himself at the level of the geo-political….

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