Daily Archives: May 13, 2019

Arundhati Roy on the Power of Fiction: Literature is The Simplest Way of Saying a Complicated Thing

Democracy Now!

Published on May 13, 2019

We speak with world-renowned author Arundhati Roy on the importance of reading and writing literature, even in the most dire of political times. On Sunday night, Roy delivered the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write lecture at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, invoking James Baldwin to argue that literature can tell the truth when all other avenues fail. Roy told her audience, “I very much like the idea of literature that is needed. Literature that provides shelter. Shelter of all kinds.”

Arundhati Roy: Capitalism Is “A Form of Religion” Stopping Solutions to Climate Cha nge & Inequality

Democracy Now!

Published on May 13, 2019

As one million species face extinction due to human activity and the globe faces a growing climate crisis, we speak with world-renowned author Arundhati Roy about the threat capitalism poses to the future of life on earth. Roy says that those most responsible for creating the climate crisis “will see to it that they profit from the solution that they propose.”