Our Writers of the Middle East (via Patrick Mac Manus’s Blog)

Some Middle Eastern authors I will have to add to my reading list.

Novelists and poets who supported liberation movements soon found themselves censored, imprisoned or even killed when they began to criticise the native despots who had come to rule them. To survive you either had to censor yourself or go into exile. But the uprisings that began last December, when a Tunisian fruit seller called Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire after being slapped by a government inspector, have in three months transformed th … Read More

via Patrick Mac Manus’s Blog

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