05.21.2006

Resisting Empire: An Evening of Readings and Conversation with

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Date/Time: 21/05/2006 12:00 am


Resisting Empire: An Evening of Readings and Conversation with
Arundhati Roy and Eduardo Galeano
Sunday, May 21, 2006,7:00 pm (doors 6:15)
The Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street, New York
Between 6th Avenue & Broadway
Presented by the Center for Economic Research and Social Change
Arundhati Roy and Edward Galeano are two of the world?s foremost
critics of US Empire. With passionate and powerful writings, Roy
and Galeano demand our attention and response. You won?t want to
miss this rare and stimulating evening of readings and
conversation.
Arundhati Roy is the author of the Booker Prize?winning novel
*The God of Small Things* and has also published several
collections of political essays with South End Press: *Power
Politics,* *War Talk,* and, most recently, *An Ordinary Person’s
Guide to Empire.* She lives in New Delhi, India.
Eduardo Galeano’s latest work is *Voices of Time: A Life in
Stories.* He is also the author of the *Memory of Fire* trilogy
(for which he won the 1989 American Book Award) and *Open Veins
of Latin America.* He lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Tickets are available in advance and this event is likely to sell
out. (Purchasing information at the end of this email.)
Signed books will be available before and after the event.
************Special Offers************
If you can’t make it to the event you can get Arundhati Roy’s
books at 25% off the cover price through May 31 from our website
www.southendpress.org.
**More on Empire****More on Empire****More on Empire**
*American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination*
By Kristian Williams
The cover to Arundhati Roy’s *An Ordinary Person’s Guide to
Empire portrays a prisoner with hands tightly zip-tied together,
the skin pinched by the cuffs, behind him a line of men, bags
over their heads, guarded by a soldier, waiting. Waiting for what?
What happens to people in US custody from Iraq to Afghanistan to
Gitmo to prisons and police stations in the U.S. is the launching
point of Kristian William’s extensively researched and annotated
new book *American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination.*
Torture is an everyday tool of dominance and terror in the United
States. And William’s damning audit of the US record in
underwriting human rights violations around the globe doesn’t
stop at what, but explores why. What emerges is the distinct
character of American torture, particularly its emphasis on
sexual violence, misogyny, and racialized spectacle. Ultimately,
*American Methods* offers devastating conclusions about the
centrality of rape, racism, and conquest to both the state and
our national culture.
Get American Methods at 25% off the cover price through June 30th
from our website www.southendpress.org/2005/items/87530
To request review, desk, and exam copies or to invite the author
to speak at your event, please visit www.southendpress.org.
*****Ticket Information for
*****Arundhati Roy and
*****Eduardo Galeano
Tickets on sale starting Monday, May 1 at the Town Hall Box
Office. More info at: www.the-townhall-nyc.org or call
212.840.2824.
Tickets also on sale May 1 through Ticketmaster: 212.307.4100 and
www.ticketmaster.com. Fees apply for all Ticketmaster sales.
All seats (orchestra and balcony) $15.00.
Pre-signed copies of books by Arundhati Roy, including *An
Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire,* and by Eduardo Galeano,
including his new book, *Voices of Time: A Life in Stories* will
be available at The Town Hall before and after the event.
Inquiries: galeano.roy@gmail.com, 347.438.3101.
Email preferred.

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