55 mins watch time
Posted August 2020
Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar is one of the most powerful voices in contemporary American letters. His writing walks a fine line between fact and fiction, memoir and novel, describing a world in which debt has ruined countless lives and the gods of finance rule, where immigrants live in fear and the unhealed wounds of 9/11 continue to wreak havoc. His reflections on identity and belonging can help us to make sense of a nation coming apart at the seams.