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Kuwait bans novel on bedouin's life
October 8, 2014, 4:19 pm

Kuwait has banned a book detailing the life of a Bedouin growing up in the Gulf state during the 1980s and 1990s, according to the author.

Stray Memories, written in Arabic by Kuwaiti writer Abdullah Al Busais has been published by the Arab Cultural Center in Beirut.

Busais told Arabic daily Al Hayat Kuwait’s Information Ministry censored the novel because it discussed Kuwaiti society before and after the Iraqi invasion in 1990-91 – a sensitive period in the country’s history.

On Twitter he said banning the book was “arbitrary” and mocked the ministry’s belief that its decision would prevent Kuwaitis from reading it.

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