Just when I thought there wasn’t anything more annoying than the design fail over the proposed choices for the New New Zealand flag. Then there was this.
Award winning New Zealand author Ted Dawe had his book banned. I haven’t read this book. But you can be damn sure that now I’m going to.
The irony is that it’s International Literacy Day.
Actually, I’m jealous.
If there was ever a way to generate sales it’s this. Get your book banned by Christian fundamentalists. On International Literacy Day nonetheless.
Ted is in good company. There are lists of banned books you can browse on wikipedia (the lists that is). I’d gladly give up all feeling on my left side to write a book worthy of banning in this company.
So, I’d like to award Ted Dawe the ALEC 2015 Supreme International Literacy Day Award. Kia kaha bro.
Unfortunately, this award doesn’t confer any prize other than my admiration.
Fortunately, JK Rowling already created an army of kids (and parents) who understand censorship and book book banning.
And I just ordered this on Amazon. Happy to lend it out as well. Anyone interested?