Tripoli, March 11: After being inactive for some 11 years, the Libyan cultural scene revived its international profile by taking part . . .[restrict]in the Riyadh International Book Fair which opened in the Saudi capital on Saturday.
The fair includes a series of books and novels about the Arab Spring. The only Libyan contributor, Abdul Rahman Bel-Ghasim Mahmoudi, said “before the revolution succeeded, many Libyan authors and writers remained unseen. They were afraid that they would be arrested or forced to work for the former regimes media machine — although some chose to support it.”
Mahmoudi said that the cultural life in the country was reviving and moving ahead, away from constraints to freedom. [/restrict]