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Filipino, Singaporean authors receive top prize at ‘Illumination Christian Book Awards’

The win makes it the world’s first-ever for any writer to receive the Illumination Christian Book Gold Award twice in consecutive years

Activists condemn Malaysia ban on LGBTQ books

Malaysia has experienced growing religious fundamentalism in recent years

Rushdie releases new novel, six months after knife attack

"Victory City” is an "epic tale" of a 14th-century woman who defies a patriarchal world to rule a city

Bangladesh defends textbook ‘promoting’ trans rights

The conservative Muslim-majority country's roughly 1.5 million transgender people have long faced discrimination and violence

Bangladesh bans top publisher from book fair for dissident works

Western governments and the United Nations have expressed concern over the political climate in Bangladesh

Library thrives in Pakistan’s ‘wild west’ gun market town

Libraries are rare in Pakistan's rural areas, and the few that exist in urban centres are often poorly stocked and infrequently used

Sri Lanka welcomes Booker win for novel on civil war

"The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida" is about a dead war photographer who in the afterlife seeks to expose the brutality of the conflict

To ban or not to ban books

How we perceive the millennial generation would help us accept that book banning is complex, multilayered and multidimensional

Philippine rights groups decry move to ban books tagged as ‘subversive’

“The red-tagging and halting of the distribution of [books] … are shameless and idiotic acts”

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