A couple days ago I urged you to send a message to CBC by voting for something other than a novel in their Canada Reads books-of-the-decade poll, thereby using their own system to call for change. If you haven’t already done so, and you have no actual novel you feel strongly enough about to support over this symbolic protest, I urge you to drop by. Here’s what I wrote:
Inventory by Dionne Brand
This is one of the most important books of the last decade. It’s timely, timeless, and painfully beautiful. Brand is a master poet working at the top of her field, yet the worth of Inventory goes deeper than the beauty of the lyric and explores questions of social, environmental and emotional relevance.
Everyone in Canada should read this book. It’s not a novel. But why should Canada read only novels?
George Murray, Bookninja
Get on over and say something. And then encourage others to do the same on your own blogs/Twitter/Facebook accounts.