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Salman Rushdie to deliver premier lecture in ECU series

(Aug. 22, 2011)   —  
ECU News Services

Sir Salman Rushdie will speak at East Carolina University Oct. 5 as part of the university’s Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series.

Rushdie’s controversial 1988 novel “The Satanic Verses” led to violent protests, death threats and a fatwā issued against him by then Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Rushdie spent a decade in hiding as a result.

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