-- Grace A. Ali
God makes stars. It's up to producers to find them.
MY GUEST IS NIBIR K. GHOSH. HE IS THE EDITOR OF THE NEW BOOK, CHARLES JOHNSON EMBRACING THE WORLD.
Q. WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THE WORK OF CHARLES JOHNSON?
1. Nine years ago, when the Public Affairs Section of U.S. Embassy, New Delhi informed me that Charles Johnson—author of Middle Passage, Oxherding Tale, Dreamer etc., a MacArthur Fellow and winner of the National Book Award—was visiting India on a lecture tour, I was thrilled by the prospect of interviewing him against the backdrop of the Taj Mahal. My enthusiasm did not last long as his visit did not ultimately materialize on account of the Iraq war. Perhaps Fate had ordained that we would meet not in Agra, the city of Sulahakul, but in Seattle from where Johnson proclaims to the world the imperatives of embracing a standpoint that calls for an amalgamation of multidisciplinary and multicultural perspectives.
Q. WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THE NEW BOOK, CHARLES JOHNSON EMBRACING THE WORLD?
Q. WHAT NEW PROJECTS ARE YOU WORKING ON?