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Banned Books Week

27th September – 3rd October, 2020


letters from burma book cover with banned books crime scene tape

Banned Books – Letters From Burma

Author: Aung Sang Suu Kyi Title: Letters from Burma (1997) Banned: Author under house arrest, Author denied democratic rights Politically sensitive, Pro-democracy

bear town book cover with banned books crime scene tape

Banned Books – Beartown

Author: Frederick Backman Title: Beartown (2016) Banned: Disturbing for young people, Not pre-approved reading material

satanic verses book cover with banned book crime scene tape

Banned Books – The Satanic Verses

Author: Salman Rushdie Title: The Satanic Verses (1988)⁠ Banned: Blasphemous, Insults Islam and the Prophet Mohammad, Iranian Government backed fatwa against Rushdie

1984 book cover with banned books crime scene tape

Banned Books – 1984

Author: George Orwell⁠ Title: 1984 (1949) Banned: Anti-Communist (allowed after editing in Russia in 1990), Explicit sexual content, Violent sexually charged language

Animal farm book cover with banned books crime scene tape

Banned Books – Animal Farm

Author: George Orwell⁠ Title: Animal Farm (1945)⁠ Banned: Politically Antagonistic, Depictions of Communism, Imagery that is felt goes against Islamic values (UAE, 2002)⁠

lolita book cover with banned books crime scene tape

Banned Books – Lolita

Author: Vladimir Nabakov⁠ Title: Lolita (1955)⁠ Banned: Profanity, Obscenity, Explicit sex⁠, Child abuse⁠

the kite runner book cover with banned book crime scene tape

Banned Books – The Kite Runner

Author: Khalid Hosseini⁠ Title: The Kite Runner (2003)⁠ Banned: Offensive Language, Sexually explicit content, Unsuitability for younger age groups, Politically sensitive⁠

native son book cover with banned books crime scene tape

Banned Books – Native Son

Author: Richard Wright⁠ Title: Native Son (2003)⁠ Banned: Sexually Graphic and Violent, Images of Violence, Images of Sexuality⁠

persepolis book cover with banned books crime scene tape

Banned Books – Persepolis

Author: Marjane Satrapi Title: Persepolis (2000) Banned: Socially offensive, Promotes controversial racial and political views

the witches book cover with banned book crime scene tape

Banned Books – The Witches

Author: Roald Dahl Title: The Witches (1983) Banned: Perceived Misogyny, Devalues the life of a child, Witchcraft and the Occult

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