Ahmed Naji Solidarity Reading Toronto

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In February 2016, Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji was sentenced to two years in prison. The sentence, for "violating public modesty," stems from the publication of an excerpt from his 2014 novel Istikhdam al-Hayah (Using Life) in Akhbar al-Adab magazine. This both violates Ahmed's right to freedom of expression and has a destructive effect on creative literary imagination and writing in Egypt.

On Thursday, May 12, readings in solidarity with Ahmed are being held in cities around the world, including London, Paris, Beirut, Kampala, Turin, Amsterdam, Oslo, Frankfurt, Kuwait, Boston, NYC, and Toronto.

The Toronto reading will take place from 7 pm – 9 pm at CSI Annex. Light refreshments will be served and audience members are welcome to join in the collective reading of excerpts from Ahmed’s work. The audience is also encouraged to share work of their own as well as that of other Arab fiction writers that continue to persist in in spite of the censorship they face.
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