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Joseph Anton A Memoir Summary
Salman Rushdie

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Joseph Anton: A Memoir is the autobiographical account of Salman Rushdie after a fatwa is issued against him for his authorship of The Satanic Verses.

Salman Rushdie, a native of British India, is educated in England at Exeter University, and goes on to become a writer. His first hit is a book called Midnight's Children, which brings him success and fame. His next book, The Satanic Verses, incorporates Islamic theology, and is roundly criticized by many Muslims around the world. The book is condemned, and a fatwa is issued against Rushdie, calling for his death. The book is burned, and lives of everyone associated with publication are threatened, and some are even killed. Rushdie and his second wife, Marianne, are taken into protective custody, and spend the next year moving around from one safe house to another.

Rushdie's life is threatened again and again, and each year, the...

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