Thursday, December 08, 2005

Global book club.

An interesting idea that will no doubt see lots of press in relevant litblogs when it launches:

"Readers of the world unite"
In the book club of her dreams, Iranian-born writer and English professor Azar Nafisi imagines making room for U.S. President George W. Bush, his predecessor Bill Clinton and even Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of her native land who was rebuked by the United Nations in October for his remarks that Israel should be ''wiped off the map.'' 
 
"People think of activism in terms of going to the White House or becoming political every four years, but I think activism is also very actively and consciously supporting a culture of thought and imagination," says Nafisi.
 
Read the whole article here.


 

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