The famous architect Ai Weiwei is detained following the crackdown which has been unleashed since the beginning of unrest in the Mideast.The New York Times devotes him a special feature while addressing a vitriolic editorial to singer Bob Dylan, who accepted to play before the Chinese authorities.
Last year the Yemeni writer Ali al-Muqri published his new novel with one of the most important publishers in the Arab world, the Lebanese Dar al-Saqi, but it seems that with his last novel he did something wrong: he put a handsome Jew center stage.
The art gallery "Verso Arte contemporanea" features the exhibition He kills me, he kills me not by Parastou Forouhar. Her artpieces deal with freedom of thought, the fight for women's rights, and the dictatorship. The artist's parents were two political opponents savagely murdered by the regime.
The honor was given for her commitment to report the scourge of oppression and totalitarianism. The writer had fled to Germany during Ceausescu's regime. Her best-known work is The Land of Green Plums.
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