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A discussion of the 2004 novel by Turkey’s best-selling author. Orhan Pamuk is currently being prosecuted in his country for "insulting Turkish identity." "Snow" explores the collision of Western values with Islamic fundamentalism as seen through the eyes of a middle aged poet during a snowstorm.
- Jackson Bryer professor emeritus of English at the University of Maryland and co-editor of "Dear Scott, Dear Zelda" (St. Martin's Press)
- Linda Cashdan co-founder of "The Word Process," former reporter for Voice of America, and author of the novels "Special Interests" and "It's Only Love."
- Jabari Asim author, "What Obama Means: ...For Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future;" editor-in-chief of "The Crisis," the NAACP magazine; author of "The N Word."
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