the italian now available

To ban or not to ban, that is the question.

Has there been a ban?

Was a ban never available?

What happened in the United Arab Emirates? Maybe we will never know. First there was the news that the Italian was not allowed to enter the country. A week later he was allowed to come, suitcase and all. ‘The Italian’ is the awardwinning first novel by the Tunesian writer and university employee Shukri al-Mabkhout. 


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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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