Unbanned Books


“Tables were piled high with once-banned books as political hopefuls, returning expats and intellectuals gathered to celebrate the unbanning.”

On Monday, Libya celebrated the removal of censorship laws with a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Tripoli. Unbanned books included Arablic translated versions of “The Secret Life of Saddam Hussein,” “The CIA Files of Arab Rulers” and “Sex in the Arab World.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →