Access to learning materials or the autonomy to learn through reading authors who have expressed themselves candidly are not always widely accepted. An interesting post coming from Isabel Cabrera and Global English Editing this week. This post will shine a light on many books that have been banned to the “dark”. In today’s post there will be a map of banned books in an infographic format. You can read a brief summary of each book, as well as the reason for it being banned, on the Global English Editing blog.
We know #bannedbooksweek was last week, but really, we should celebrate banned books all year long, right? This full-size replica of the Parthenon, using 100,000 copies of #bannedbooks, was created by Argentinian artist Marta Minujín, 74. It’s pretty rad: https://t.co/mH2xITqwHX pic.twitter.com/i7sSQPecyG
— Santa Monica Public Library (@SantaMonicaLibr) October 2, 2019
Authorities from around the world have suppressed information contained in books for centuries. From the Roman and Chinese empires to the Catholic Church in Europe, governments and religious groups have tried to censor what we read.
Even in 2019, authorities around the world are trying to restrict what we read.
And if you think it is exclusive to countries with less than stellar reputations of respecting human rights, think again. Even in the most liberal of countries, censorship is still a serious issue.And if you think it is exclusive to countries with less than stellar reputations of respecting human rights, think again. Even in the most liberal of countries, censorship is still a serious issue. Click To Tweet
Two weeks ago, On September 23rd, 2019, The American Library Association and Amnesty International worked together to host Banned Books Week. The event underlined the issue of book censorship, aiming to hold governments accountable for restricting information.
To help celebrate banned books, Global English Editing created the following map, which features nearly 50 books forbidden in countries around the globe. The map highlights how widespread book censorship remains today.
Introduction text and blog coordination by Isabel Cabrera.