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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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It’s a while since I painted a book. And it’s unusual to dedicate a Christmas card, but this year’s @HelpMusiciansUK is dedicated to @autumnrosewell
Why? Well, because she works tirelessly to promote illustrators and authors, their work and to encourage ...
people to thonk about a fair wage for authors and illustrators. She promotes reading and supports readers young and old. And she proposed the awards for author and illustrator of the year at The British Book Awards, the #nibbies and is a great supporter of #picturesmeanbusiness
And the other reason is because she loves both music and foxes.
So, this will grow over the next week. And it’s dedicated to @autumnrosewell
And @talesartplay , this is the tree I painted when I was talking to you.
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