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February 1, 2011

International publishing news and opinion at publishingperspectives.com

Tuesday / Middle East:
Report from Cairo: Mid-East’s Biggest Book Fair Cancelled, 600+ Publishers Affected, Significant Sales Lost

The cancellation of the CIBF will hit the bottom line of Middle East publishers, many of whom depend on book fairs to sell the majority of their books.

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Discussion:
In the Age of Censorship vs. Instant News, This is When We Need Literature the Most

Contemporary, 21st-century Egypt has been reflected in several novels, such as Essam Youssef’s A 1/4 Gram, Ahmed Alaidy's Being Abbas Al Abd, or graphic novels.

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