Mi Sto Ni (Unless I Stand My Dear)

From Censorpedia

Date: 2000

Region: Europe

Subject: Religious

Medium: Literature


Artist: Mimis Androulakis (b. 1951)

Confronting Bodies: Greek Orthodox church and Greek courts

Date of Action: March 2000

Location: Thessaloniki, Greece

Description of Artwork: Mi Sto Ni is a novel which portrays Jesus Christ as a philanderer who finds it hard to resist Mary Magdalene. The book seeks to explore the theme of misogyny. Its opponents have taken particular exception to passages that allude to Jesus's simmering sexual desires.

The Incident: The Greek Orthodox Church believes this book is "blasphemous" and "obscene".

Results of Incident: They burned the book publicly and banned its sale.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2000/apr/25/helenasmith