Wacana on Book Banning: Readers Want AnswersIt's a topic very close to my heart, as all of you know, and I've just been invited along to take part too. Really hope that the representative from the Home Ministry is coming along too, as this could lead to some real dialogue!
Date: May 3, 2008
Time : 4.00 -- 6.00pm
Venue : Studio 3, The Annexe, Central Market
V. Gayathry (Centre for Independent Journalism)
Astora Jabat (deputy editor of Al-Islam and columnist for Utusan Malaysia)
Norhayati Kaprawi (Sisters In Islam)
Representative from Home Ministry (to be confirmed)
Each presenter is given 15 minutes and we hope their input will spark a lively discussion from the floor. Input can be either in Bahasa Malaysia or English.
Join us in this discussion as we scrutinise the history of book banning, including in the Muslim world, and consider the political, social and theological currents behind this form of censorship, especially in Malaysia. We hope to bring together publishers, writers (including those who have been banned), bloggers, journalists, and most importantly, readers and lovers of books.
There is limited seating so please register with Mala at 03-7785 6121. We look forward to seeing you there!
Sisters in Islam
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Readers Want Answers!
As part of KLAB this coming weekend, Sister in Islam are organising a forum of the censorship of books in Malaysia :