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>> In this book, is trying to revive the age-old adage that the pen is mightier than the sword. It's doing that by displaying its books in old weapons crates.
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t it's a message that's been lost in Libya in recent years, a county still mired in conflict following the 2001 uprising that ousted longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi.
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o rival governments and sporadic factional fighting have left this country divided. Because of the ongoing violence, the IRID initiative carries a lot of importance say this book club member.>>
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> The book club has 100 members who collect books through donations and profits made at book fairs. They hope the power of literature can increase cultural awareness and perhaps lead to a new chapter for Libya.
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That words are stronger than bullets. And that books are more important than guns.