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Joseph Anton: life for Salman Rushdie under the fatwa

by | 13th, September 2012

ONE good thing about that 1989 fatwa – it gave Salman Rushdie something to write about, other than naughty but nice cream slices and fallen angels. To plug his new book, Joseph Anton, Rushdie talks about life under a death sentence:

He unlocked the front door, went outside, got into the car, and was driven away. Although he did not know it then — so the moment of leaving his home did not feel unusually freighted with meaning — he would not return to that house, at 41 St. Peter’s Street, which had been his home for half a decade, until three years later, by which time it would no longer be his.

Rushdie’s memoir, Joseph Anton, which comes out next week.

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PA NEWS PHOTO 20/9/93 SALMAN RUSHDIE HOLDING HIS NOVEL "MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN" WHICH WON HIM THE 1981 AWARD AND WAS NAMED THE BOOKER AT A PRESENTATION CEREMONY IN LONDON

 

 



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