Led by Saqi Books. Saqi is a 35-year-old London-based, Middle East specialist publishing house. The majority of our works are banned in one or more countries in the Arab world. In 2014 a reader was detained under the Terrorism Act for reading our publication Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline. Saqi remain upbeat about books and intelligent readers: politicians and their policies are another matter.
Part of Essex Book Festival and Index on Censorship’s UNSPEAKABLE on Friday 8 March: a day of challenging and illuminating conversations, performance, exhibitions and workshops hosted by the University of Essex, that explores historic and contemporary issues of censorship, no-platforming, freedom of speech, and taboos.