Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Can fiction help people?

You must know by now the story of Amina Arraf. Lesbian from Syria who was kidnapped by the authorities. Since a week the story has been confirmed to be completely made up. The author of the blog is not gay or girl. He is a married American man who lives in the UK. He apologized to his readers and said he always wanted to write fiction. Amina was a way to express that. I ask the question in the title Can fiction help people? If you followed Amina's blog you would know it helped a lot of gay Arabs. They posted their comments and said it was wonderful to read about her life. I think that is enough reason to say well done to that man.