“People don’t buy matches. People find matches.” In reality, any book lover would be tickled to find these in their stocking. These made the rounds on the Internet a few years back and we have some here in the shop for you to take home!
This probably doesn't seem very interesting but it's the book I'm currently reading both because I want to and because I need to do some research before I can write a paper about Banned Books Week.
So far I haven't read that much of it but it's pretty fascinating and I want to remember as much as I possibly can considering that librarians make decisions that can influence somebody's reading material.
TODAY IN LITERARY HISTORY: Remembering German poet HEINRICH HEINE on his birthday. (1797)
This German poet once observed that wherever books are burned, people are burned, too, in the end. His words turned out to be prophetic, as his own books would be burnt by the Nazis during the 1930s.
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[I like rare stuff. My very first novel Musim Dingin Terakhir (1994) was about an AIDS patient. It was published in 1994, when people were still afraid of HIV-Aids. Then I went on to write about student rights, focusing on the Baling Demonstration [when students marched in solidarity with peasants] in Cinta Hari-hari Rusuhan (2000). I showed how student activism was stifled. Another novel, Perempuan Politikus Melayu (2000) is about land confiscation in the North of Peninsular Malaysia. But surprisingly these works were never banned. In fact, Cinta Hari-Hari Rusuhan and Perempuan Politikus Melayu were shortlisted for Hadiah Sastera Perdana Malaysia (Malaysia’s Booker) in 2000. I have written resistance topics since I was young.] https://artsequator.com/faisal-tehrani-poster-boy-pariah/ @dubookpress@artsequator#musimdinginterakhir#AIDS#aidiaidil#Profesor#perempuanpolitikusmelayu#cintahariharirusuhan#bannedbooks#humanrightsnovel