The International Book Fair held at the capital city Khartoum in Sudan has passed the stage of the opening. This opening, by the way, was done by the vice-president, a military man. At the beginning of the article a list can be found of all kinds of people and institutions that were present at the opening. At the end of the list I discovered ‘a number of intellectuals’ . I do hope there were some more intellectuals among the guests who were mentioned earlier in the list.