Arab poet Ali Ahmad Said Esber, also known as ‘Adonis’ has opposed a planned boycott by Arab writers for the upcoming Turin International Book Fair. It is never correct to avoid facing the problems of the world through the truths of which one is convinced… On the contrary, we must be strong in defending them and for this, for the principle, I am against any for of boycott. said Adonis. Adonis, who is considered by many as one of the greatest living Arab poets, asserts that he always advises dialogue and openness over avoidance in such sensitive issues.

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