Artist: Jan Is De Man, Deef Feed Utrecht, Netherlanden (Photo: Jan Is De Man, March, 2019)
Jan Is De Man and Deef Feed have asked people from the neighborhood to hand in their most precious book so that he can process it in this mural.
After a week of hard work they have finished an interactive wall painting, on which many nationalities and different tastes regarding literature are shown in a closet.
On 31.03.2019 Catholic priests in Poland have burned books that they say promote sorcery, including one of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, in a ceremony they photographed and posted on Facebook.
Three priests in the northern city of Koszalin were pictured carrying the books in a large basket from inside a church to a stone area outside. The books were set alight as prayers were said and a small group of people watched on. A mask, various trinkets and a Hello Kitty umbrella were also visible in the pictures of the makeshift bonfire.
“Where books burn, soon people will also burn.”
Books are a source of knowledge. Knowledge gives power. I express my loud protest against any attempts to discourage the society from asking questions and having own independent unindoctrinated worldview. Knowledge rescues life – imbecility deprives it.