A controversial pamphlet that describes how to “hit your wife” has been described as “useful” by the curator of the International Book Fair of Algiers (SILA). Speaking in an interview with Ennahar TV, Hamidou Messaoud complained how a “pamphlet of a few pages” caused so many controversies when featured in SILA in October 2016. He affirmed that such publications “can prove beneficial” for women who are victims of domestic violence in Algeria before adding that the pamphlet should also include “how to strike your man” because “sometimes they also deserve it.” The SILA commissioner, interviewed by Ennahar about banned literature at the exhibition, then concluded his comments by comparing battered women with vehicles hit by a truck. Read: Algeria bans make-up, niqab, […]
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