Joumana Haddad

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We are a people of dirty secrets hiding beneath a veil of fake morality.

That’s the first thought that came to mind when I read about the banning of the novel “Crime in Ramallah,” by the Palestinian author Abbad Yahya, and about the death threats he has been receiving.

Published this year and the fourth book by Mr. Yahya, the novel narrates the everyday lives of three young men (Raouf, Nour and Wissam) in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian Authority’s attorney general banned it in February because it “contained indecent texts and terms that endangered morality and public decency.” Some Palestinians have even threatened to burn bookstores selling the novel.…  Seguir leyendo »