Poetry

Kuwaiti Censorship: The Worst in the World?

Arguments and counter-arguments have been ongoing in Kuwait since the country’s Information Ministry banned “25” (or 35? or at least 100? more than 200?) titles from this year’s book fair, which started this past Wednesday.

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Poetry

The View on Books Banned from Kuwait Fair: from Egypt, from Kuwait

Perhaps 25—or 35—books were newly censored from this year’s Kuwait Book Fair. (Twenty-five is the somewhat dubious number given out by Kuwait’s Ministry of Information. ANHRI said 35.) No, neither may seem like a lot. But somehow, these 25/35 books seem to have raised more eyebrows than the 230 titles banned in 2007, most of which I assume are still forbidden.

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