By Maha Sulaiman.
Benghazi, 25 April 2016:
Benghazi claims to be Libya’s cultural capital. Yesterday, despite the continuing military situation in the city, . . .[restrict]residents were determined to reclaim the title, with an enthusiastic marking of International Book Day.
In Dubai Street, where stands were set up, pedestrians were invited to sit down an read a book while drivers of passing cars were handed copies to take home and read.
Many hundreds of people are estimated to have taken part in the event which was organised by Tanarot, a local civil society organisation that promotes book reading as a bridge to other societies. Students from several schools came, with teachers organising book readings.
The 23rd of April is day on which both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes both died.