Lay siege to the empire


A quote by Arundhati Roy.

Our strategy should be not only to confront empire,
but to lay siege to it.
To deprive it of oxygen.
To shame it.
To mock it.
With our art, our music, our literature,
our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance,
our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories.
Stories that are different from the ones
we’re being brainwashed to believe.

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy (born 1961) is an Indian author best-known for her novel The God of Small Things, which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997 and became the biggest-selling book by a non-expatriate Indian author. She is also a political activist involved in human rights and environmental causes.

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