Rushdie’s familiar new Scheherazade moment: the story vs its subduer

by Rashmee

Posted on September 29, 2015


Does Sir Salman wish he were half-jinn? Is Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights the autobiography he might have wanted? Here’s how one American reviewer described it: The prolific union (of a real-life philosopher of 12th-century Arab Spain, Ibn Rushd and Dunia, a princess of the jinn) ”produces a line of half-human, half-jinn offspring — the … Continue reading “Rushdie’s familiar new Scheherazade moment: the story vs its subduer”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK