Kurdo Baksi Remembers Stieg Larsson
One of the most important days of all was the 30th, when the two would give lectures and have articles printed about racism in order to combat the swedish neo-Nazi rallies also on this date.
In memory of this we are pleased to bring you a special message from Kurdo Baksi, below which is an opportunity to win an amazing prize.
I MISS STIEG LARSSON EVERY 30th NOVEMBER 30.11.11
I miss Stieg Larsson so much every 30th November. Even today.
30th November was a very important day in both our lives before Stieg left our planet. This day is also important for the Swedish neo-Nazis and racists because the king Charles XII of Sweden was killed on the 30th of November 1718. According to Swedish racists Charles XII of Sweden tried to create a large Swedish empire and that is why they have a memorial and demonstration for him every year in Stockholm.
30th of November is also an anti-racist day because anti-racists try to stop neo-Nazi demonstrations. And, Stieg and I were always two of those who participated at this anti-rascist demonstration.
But, we also did more on this day. Every year we published some articles in the largest newspapers in Sweden. Sometimes our articles were signed by all the leaders of the political parties and the Prime Minister, sometimes we published just together. Sometimes our article was published just in one newspaper, but sometimes we published the same article in 90 newspapers in Sweden!
We also organized lectures against racism, Nazism and xenophobia this day somewhere in Stockholm every year.
This 30th November I will not do so much because my friend Stieg has changed the planet. But I will dedicate a lecture about his life.
The circle is closed now.
The Author of “My friend Stieg Larsson”
To honour Stieg Larsson’s work we have a competition running from now until the 20th of December on here and on the MacLehose Press blog. Simply write why you loved the Millennium trilogy in 100 words or less.
The 10 best entries will receive a free copy of the “Afterword” (only available in the special Millennium Boxset) which collects together a number of essays on Larsson’s work as well as some of the author’s emails.
Please, write your answers in the comments box and show your support for one of the most important authors of the last decade.