Format: Compact Disc
Publisher: AK Press
In this acclaimed Lannan foundation lecture from September 2002, Roy speaks poetically to power on the US' War on Terror, globalization, the misuses of nationalism, and the growing chasm between the rich and poor. With lyricism and passion, Roy combines her literary talents and encyclopedic knowledge to expose injustice and provide hope for a future world. Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead. --From the CD Arundhati Roy is an outspoken critic of globalization and American influence. She has authored four books, -including The God of Small Things , which won the Booker Prize. This summer, she will accept the Lannan Award for Cultural Freedom.