Saturday, May 20, 2006

North of 9/11 book launch


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Dave Bernans launches his novel, North of 9/11 about Concordia University's recent historical event - post 9/11 - when Benjamin Netanyahu came to town, and to our school, in 2002, and many people took to the streets to protest the presence of a war criminal in our hallowed halls of education.  Riot police, broken windows, police brutality, and arrests - this was just the beginning of what was to prove a very interesting, and difficult year for all students, and activists, especially those involved in Middle Eastern politics. 

Bernans' book is about the aftermath of September 9th, 2002 - when Concordia, a university known for its progressiveness and mulit-culturalness, and shut its doors to free thinking, rationality, compassion, and human rights. 

This short video shows Dave Bernans at the Simone de Beauvoir institute, reading a selection from his novel, North of 9/11 published by Cumulus Press, and playing a song - about those times that changed the face of free Concordia.

2 comments:

D. Bernans (North of 9/11 author) said...

Great video. Just a note about the novel's plot. It does not cover the period of Sept. 9, 2002. The entire plot takes place between Sept. 11, 2001 and Oct. 9, 2001. So there is no discussion or description of the Netanyahu protests. All the protests in North of 9/11 are about the coming war in Afghanistan (the bombing started on Oct. 8, 2001).

For more info on North of 9/11 please see the publisher's web site www.cumuluspress.com

You can also buy the book at the Concordia University Coop Bookstore and other great independent bookstores.

Aisling Chin-Yee said...

Hey Dave -
my apologies - I will make the correction - and look forward to reading your book!