Check out the latest newspaper article about the banning of Bloody Flies:
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.
Bad Songs on Hamdan Street
Silly fast cars sing bad songs on Hamdan Street.
Songs that resonate,
not only with materialism and arrogance,
but with youth
and the sense of going somewhere
– albeit unknown.
Jay walkers jump back
from unwise attempts to cross the road.
Their hearts racing
in a profound but weak rhythm.
The Maseratis and Mercedes compete more mercilessly.
After all –
Metal money trumps flesh.
Andrew J Keir
Scottish novelist and short story writer based in Abu Dhabi.