"What the law means is that banning will no longer be the default position, whereby, like in the case of Mama Hessa's Mice, the author has to go to court, at great personal expense, to get it unbanned. Instead the person who wants it banned would have to go to court for a ruling."
According to AFP, Saad al-Anzi, who heads the fair, said the information ministry had banned 948 books from among those screened for the fair.
“No Arab writer ever makes that kind of money,” he says. Alrefai’s wife Shoroq also urges him to take payment. “What about our financial problems? My love, please forget about those wretched communist principles you believe in this one time.”
How does the Ministry of Information in Kuwait oversight committee manage to ban 4390 books in five years?