Arundhati Roy on What Lies Ahead


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Arundhati Roy on What Lies Ahead

Arundhati Roy holds a copy of her new book Azadi

In her latest book of electrifying essays, Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction., Arundhati Roy challenges us to reflect on the meaning of freedom in a world of growing authoritarianism. The essays include meditations on language, public as well as private, and on the role of fiction and alternative imaginations in these disturbing times.


Read an excerpt from Arundhati Roy's Azadi in the Paris Review:

...A novel, to me, is freedom with responsibility. Real, unfettered azadi—freedom. Some of the essays in Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction. were written through the eyes of a novelist and the universe of her novels. Some of them are about how fiction joins the world and becomes the world. All were written between 2018 and 2020, two years that in India have felt like two hundred. In this time, as the coronavirus pandemic burns through us, our world is passing through a portal. We have journeyed to a place from which it looks unlikely that we can return, at least not without some kind of serious rupture with the past—social, political, economic, and ideological...

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Arundhati Roy at the Brooklyn Book Festival:

Colson Whitehead and Arundhati Roy: A Reading

Sunday, October 4, 6:00 PM EDT

Colson Whitehead
and Arundhati Roy, two writers whose work has become powerfully embedded in our imagination over the past few decades, read from their recent work, followed by Q & A.

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Arundhati Roy joins the Los Angeles Review of Books to discuss her new collection of essays.

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