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The banned pages of a Libyan narrative

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Analysis. Twenty-five of the authors and curators of Through the Glass Window Shines the Sun: An Anthology have been victims of attacks and death threats on national media and social networks because the collection contains songs dating back to the 2011 Revolution.

written by Francesca Del Vecchio

Topic Middle East and North Africa

September 8, 2017

In 1988, the Indian writer Salman Rushdie was sentenced to death with a fatwa issued by the Ayatollah Khomeini for the content of his most famous book Satanic Verses. After some time, a reward was offered on his head, furthering the attacks that targeted the book’s translators as well: the Japanese Hitoshi Igarashi was killed, and the Italian Hector Capriolo was wounded.

After almost 30 years, verbal violence........

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