Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy birthday, Arundhati Roy!

Arundhati Roy is forty-seven years old today. An author who won the prestigious Booker Prize in English literature, Roy is also an activist extraordinaire whose acumen as a speaker and writer feeds the soul like manna from Heaven.

Celebrate Roy's birthday by first reading this classic article she wrote in 2004 about turkeys and Thanksgiving, New Racism and the World Social Forum. Then think up something you can do right this minute to make the world a better place.


The poster featured above is available from Northland Poster Collective.


Macon D said...

Yes! Thank you for noting her birthday. She's a big hero of mine. And such a spectacular writer! The God of Small Things is amazing, aesthetically and thematically (and the ways those two are woven together), and so is her non-fiction.

Changeseeker said...

Indeed, Macon, indeed. We are legion and we are accomplished. All over the world.