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UAE/Abu Dhabi: Eminent German philosopher rejects cultural prize


Issue 1125 - 06 May 2021

German philosopher Jürgen Habermas has declined the title of ‘cultural personality of the year’ from the Sheikh Zayed Book Award after originally accepting the prize. He cited the UAE’s political system as his grounds for refusal. The award comes with a Dh1m ($272,000) prize and was due to be conferred later this month at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.

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