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Only a week to go before the Frankfurt Book Fair, where the guest of honor this year is the Arab world. This Die Welt article rounds up some of the debate that has happened so far, and reiterates some countries’ decision to organize their own programs separate from the official one.

A few days ago, Moroccan culture minister and poet Muhammad al-Ashari said he found it hard to understand that Arabs, in 22 very diverse nations, were invited to the fair as a whole entity. Morocco, along with Kuwait, Libya, Algeria and Iraq, is not participating in the official program of the Arab League at the Frankfurt Book Fair.