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The documentary would have been an uncomfortable watch for the UK authors who have appeared at Sheik Mohammed’s #DubaiLitFest in the last decade – assuming any of them were prepared to watch it……
…As @Rothna_Begum says at the end of the film, the UAE uses “clever PR” to distract from its villainy. Over the last decade, many respectable UK authors have knowingly or unknowingly been complicit in creating that clever PR……
…I’ve said in the past that the willingness of the UK book community to turn a blind eye to human rights violations in the UAE has made me feel ashamed to be a part of that community. Latifa is just one of many Emirati unfairly imprisoned by her father……
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