Here's Khalid Al Ameri (The National) following up on the UAE's ban/non-ban of the Fifty Shades series:
He makes an interesting case about cultural sensitivity, but I'm not convinced that it applies in all cases, i.e. Bloody Flies.
Is Fifty Shades banned or not banned in the UAE?
PS: If you liked Fifty Shades of Grey, why not Bloody Flies on Kindle or in Paperback?
Looking forward to the Emirates Festival of Literature in Dubai this weekend. If it's anything like previous years I'm sure it will be a fantastic couple of days. I've bought my tickets for a load of sessions, and I'm particularly looking forward to one with Mark Billingham on writing hooks in popular fiction.
See you there.
Andrew J Keir
Scottish novelist and short story writer based in Abu Dhabi.