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Usually running time 45 minutes
Archive :: production:T01162519849, talk:S670489458, venue:V374
The Satanic Verses Twenty Years On
Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini sent a startling valentine to the prize-winning novelist Salman Rushdie, in the form of a fatwa which condemned the author and his novel, The Satanic Verses: a moment when global forces set religion and imaginative expression against one another. Twenty years on, English PEN and the National bring together actors and writers to read from the novel and discuss the implications of the fatwa against the writer.
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