On Joyland, cultural amnesia, language and class, encounter with the West
On point as usual. I think I could appreciate your writing even if I disagreed with what you said, but so often I find myself nodding and laughing out loud.
I don’t have words to explain how much I love reading your work. I opened the link to save for later, and then one sentence after another, I couldn’t stop, I really tried (I have food to wrap up after iftari, I have namaz to pray), I just couldn’t stop. What a brilliantly beautiful writer you are, Dure! I loved your review, and this post really inspired me, gave me a bit of courage to write a few things for my substack. Whether I end up using that courage to actually write, that is yet to be seen. But know that what inspired it, that stays because of your work! Keep writing!