NIGHT TA­BLE

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - BOOKS -

Re­search man­ager, Cen­tre for Hu­man Rights, Univer­sity of Man­i­toba “My iPad is on my night ta­ble, so my bed­time read­ing is dom­i­nated by eBooks avail­able through the Win­nipeg Pub­lic Li­brary. I have bbeen bing­ing on Emma Donoghue nov­els and short sto­ries writ­ten be­fore her best­selling Room. I’m fonder of her con­tem­po­rary fic­tion ( Hood, Stir Fry and Touchy Sub­jects) than her his­tor­i­cal fic­tion. How­ever, the last book I felt com­pelled to per­suade oth­ers to read was Stasi­land by jour­nal­ist Anna Fun­der. She re­counts surreal and disturbing tales of East Ger­mans who were tar­geted by or par­tic­i­pated in the in­sane level of surveil­lance of every­day life by the Stasi se­cret po­lice and their friendly neigh­bour­hood in­for­mants.”

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