The Sounding The Century Lecture

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02Of Gods And Men: Forms Of Fundamentalism19980228

Six lectures in which leading figures from around the world reflect on the most powerful forces for cultural and political change at the end of the century. 2: `Of Gods and Men: Forms of Fundamentalism'. Egyptian writer and political activist Nawal El Saadawi was imprisoned by Sadat for her outspoken criticism of government policy. She draws on her own experiences in this powerful attack on religious and political oppression. Fred Halliday chairs the event before an audience in the Purcell Room on London's South Bank.

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Six lectures in which leading figures reflect on the most powerful forces for cultural and political change at the end of the century.

4: `What's the Difference?' Writer Walter Mosley considers the 20th-century's record on race relations and in particular the black American experience.

An important figure in contemporary American writing, Mosley is creator of the Easy Rawlins crime novels including `Devil in a Blue Dress'.

Introduced by Paul Boateng, who discusses the lecture with Walter Mosley and chairs a question and answer session with the audience in the Purcell Room on London's South Bank.