Friday Finds: ‘All That I Want to Forget’ and Its Surprises

"I was surprised that they chose this novel, although at the same time I understand why it was chosen, because it's my most popular novel, and it's about women's struggles, and that's what Western readers are interested in."

‘Literary Massacre in Kuwait’: The State of Book Banning

"In the past five years alone, 4390 book titles have been banned by the Ministry, ranging from works by local authors to other Arab writers such as Abdulrahman Munif, Ghassan Kanafani, Mourid Barghouti, and Ali Al Wardi, as well as translated works, such as Dante’s Divine Comedy, Gaarder’s Sophie’s World, Zorba the Greek and the latest victim being Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude."