Sharjah International Book Fair 29th Edition

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
ExpoCenter 7th - 17th November, 2012. Hours | Saturday - Thursday: 10a.m. - 10p.m.; Friday: 4p.m - 10p.m.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

SHJIBF: On courage and credibility | Emerging Writers' Festival

“If you have picked writing as a career, and live in a democracy where you have a free voice, there is no reason why you shouldn’t take full advantage of that, and speak up – responsibly, of course. That’s what a democracy encourages you to do.

If you are an opinion-shaper, you better do your research, you better have your credibility. And you need guts because it’s not always a comfortable ride. You have to have the courage to tell it like it is.”

- Shobhaa De on the responsibilities of being a writer.

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