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'N-word' sparks German literary censorship debate

16 March 2013 Last updated at 09:20 GMT

A publisher in Germany is to remove the offensive 'n-word' from one of its children's books, following a complaint from a parent.

Die Kleine Hexe (The Little Witch) by Otfried Preussler features the word 'der Neger', which means 'negro', but can also mean the offensive version of the word.

The decision has sparked a heated national debate about censorship in literature.

Stephen Evans reports from Berlin.