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NP99: The best books of the year, vol. 2 (74-50)

NP99: The best books of the year, vol. 2 (74-50)

Posted: 1st December 2015 By: Evelyne Abitbol Category: News Comment: 0

50. 1,000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think, Raif Badawi (Greystone Books, 88 pp; $9.95)
In 2012, Saudi blogger Badawi was sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes for criticizing Islam. This slim but powerful collection is an urgent, heartfelt meditation on religion, politics, and the corrupting forces that, so easily, can strip journalists of the right to free expression.

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