Banned Books Week: Books Banned in Other Countries

Created on July 28, 2021, 4:29 pm

Last Updated July 29, 2021, 4:31 pm

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Temporarily banned in Germany and Italy for being anti-military.
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Banned for violence in Australia. Today the ban has lifted but you must be 18+ to purchase or check it out from a library.
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Banned in India for being anti-Indian.
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Currently banned in Chile due to political viewpoint.
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Many of Karl Marx's works, including The Communist Manifesto, were temporarily banned in Austria, Germany, and Russia. As of 2021, Marx's works are still banned in Singapore.
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Banned in Lebanon for being offensive to Christianity.
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The Decameron was temporarily banned in Australia and the United States for obscenity.
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Temporarily banned in South Africa for obscenity.
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Banned in India for LGBTQ+ content.
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Currently banned in Chile for political viewpoint.
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Lady Chatterley's Lover was temporarily banned in Australia, China, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
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12) Lolita
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Lolita was temporarily banned in Argentina, Canada, France, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom for obscenity.
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Temporarily banned in Canada for obscenity.
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Temporarily banned in Germany for having Jewish characters.
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Banned in Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Thailand for being anti-Islam.
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Banned in Lebanon for positive depictions of Jewish people.
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Currently banned in Eritrea due to political viewpoint.
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Banned in Lebanon for positive depictions of Jewish people.
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Banned in Confederate States during the Civil War for anti-slavery content.
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Currently banned in China due to political viewpoint.
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