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suggest books!

I'm in the library, surrounded by books, which is a bit overwhelming after six years in a country where the best places to acquire books are a record store and an office supply store.

So... what should I be reading?


Jul. 3rd, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
on a sort-of related note: did you see that egypt arrested a publisher that dared to re-release A Thousand and One Arabian Nights, because although its one of the most renowned works of Arabic literature in history, published initially like, 300 years ago, its too controversial for egypt today.

that caused me to go on a mini-rant in my Arabic class. "Mini" because my arabic skills are too limited to fully express my frustration. In English it would have been a full-sized rant.


Jul. 5th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
I didn't see that! Wow.

That human development report does talk some about the role of censorship in inhibiting the book trade in Arab countries. It can't be fun to run a book past 22 countries' censorship ministries before publishing it.