Arabic prize-winning novel banned in Emirates

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This video says about itself:

The Dirty Secret Behind the NYU, Louvre, Guggenheim Projects in Abu Dhabi

(New York, February 10, 2015) – Serious concerns about workers’ rights have not been resolved for a high-profile project in Abu Dhabi that will host branches of the Louvre and Guggenheim museums and a campus of New York University (NYU). These institutions should make their continued engagement with the Saadiyat Island project contingent on the developers’ commitment to more serious enforcement of worker protections and the compensation of workers who suffered abuses, including those arbitrarily deported after they went on strike.

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Tunisian novel wins ‘Arabic Booker’ in Abu Dhabi despite UAE ban

The Italian by Shukri al-Mabkhout takes International prize for Arabic fiction for story written in the aftermath of the Arab spring

M Lynx Qualey

Wednesday 6 May 2015 17.29 BST

A Tunisian university administrator has…

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