Thursday, March 13, 2008

Burning books

There has been a lot of discussion recently about “genocide ideology” and a fear that it is still around. As is often the case here, it is very hard to find out exactly what is meant by this phrase, but there has been a lot of attention given to schools. The education minister has been under severe pressure from MPs because it is alleged that her department has failed to ensure that all unsuitable textbooks have been removed from schools.
It now seems that a drastic solution has been found. At a school committee meeting this week, we were told that new text books would be supplied because pre-1994 books were to be burned. The deliberate and targeted burning of books always seems very uncomfortable, but it is another reminder that the fear produced by the genocide of 1994 is still very real and present.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In my opinion. You were mistaken.