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American Muslims, according to ISIS, are “hypocrites” who occupy “the grey zone” between their Caliphate and their enemies, “the Crusaders”: LAILA LALAMI explains–she wrote the novel The Moor’s Account, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Literature.
Also: TOM LUTZ reports on his trip to Minsk, in Belarus, just before the city’s greatest writer, Svetlana Alexievich, won the Nobel Prize for Literature for her oral history of Chernobyl.
Tom is editor-in-chief of the LA Review of Books. (One more thing: He did NOT go from Minsk to Pinsk.)