Naomi Klein conceived the idea for this book when the public started confusing her with a feminist author turned right-wing conspiracy theorist.
Susan Neiman is director of the Einstein Forum and a member of both the American Philosophical Society and the Berlin-Brandenburg Akademie der Wissenschaften
The Myth of Normal expands the narrative beyond individual and family issues, delving into societal pathology and systemic analysis.
Leandro Urbina est un des plus grands écrivains chiliens de notre époque. Et voilà que Julie Turcotte, une jeune traductrice montréalaise, pour sa première traduction de l’espagnol (Chili) vers le français, a choisi le premier livre de l’auteur, Mauvaises fréquentations (Las malas juntas).
The affair quickly blew up into a media-and social media- driven frenzy, triggering resignations, condemnation, a petition and calls for boycott.
This compilation of poems and short prose pieces by marginalized Honduran writers reflects the diversity of intent and life experience of the authors themselves.
Saeed Teebi’s masterful collection of nine short stories delves right into the many nuances of the Palestinian community in Canada.
In Farzana Doctor’s first poetry collection, each part contains a different exercise followed by a haiku response.
They say books are on their way out – and who reads anyway, especially poetry? They say humans will either be done in by wars or melted down by climate change, or be replaced by cyborgs. They say a lot […]
Montréal Serai m’a invité à commenter ce livre, non pas en tant que spécialiste de l’Inde, du maoïsme ou des Adivasis (peuples autochtones de l’Inde), mais plutôt en tant que membre intéressé du public. À la fin des années 1960, […]
Montréal Serai invited me to comment on this book, not as someone with any particular expertise on India, Maoism, or the Adivasi (Indigenous peoples in India), but as an interested member of the public. In the late 1960s, when I […]
I will say it outright: Fear the Mirror, Cora Siré’s newly minted collection of linked short stories, is the most emotionally satisfying book that I have read in a long time. The author takes readers through the aftermath […]
Ann Eriksson’s Urgent Message from a Hot Planet is a heartfelt plea for all of us to do our bit, however little, to save the planet from global warming. In fact, author Eriksson contends that the term “climate […]
I read Wendell Berry’s The Farm on a rainy afternoon in late July. It took me fifteen minutes, and I enjoyed it. Then I began to think back to the first time I heard about and read other work […]
Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda wrote a passionate ode to the humble onion, acknowledging its importance as a staple food both for poor and rich. Marie Antoinette showed up her (wilful?) ignorance when she urged her subjects to eat […]
The reunion of Sarah and Cohen as pupil and teacher at the age of 59 and 80, respectively, forms the heart of the memoir.
Easily Fooled, by H. Nigel Thomas Guernica Editions, 2021, 293 pages It does not matter how sharp and on top of things we are, we have been duped and hoodwinked too easily at some point in our lives […]
One Madder Woman, a novel by Dede Crane Freehand Books, 2020, 360 pages The year is 1858, the place, a Parisian suburb. A family of five is having breakfast. There is Papa, M. Morisot, the patriarch, a chief advisor […]
Dubois’ visual work has interesting parallels to her writing
indeed, her keen sense of mortality heightens an anxiety-edged but ecstatic awareness that this is it
It is a celebration of the oral and spiritual traditions of the first poets of what today is known as the United States of America
Lax’s stories further the journey of questioning pre-pandemic “normalcy.”
“Quebec is a society full of inconsistencies."
a moving collage of essays, conversations, aphorisms, poems, interviews and reflections
experimental poetry communicates changing times while remaining timeless
TAKEWING a.m., written and Illustrated by Brenda J. Wilson. FriesenPress, 348 pages TAKEWING a.m. is Brenda J. Wilson’s first novel, although she has a long track record as a media producer, librarian, photographer and educator. She also wears […]
Run J Run, Sokol’s latest novel, was published in May this year by Renaissance Press, a publishing company whose roster features writing that doesn’t fit into a standard genre, niche or demographic and which hopes to uplift marginalized […]
Being Chinese in Canada: The Struggle for Identity, Redress and Belonging by William Ging Wee Dere Douglas & McIntyre, 2019 (400 pages) A life of struggle for redress from Canada’s systemic racism From 1885 to 1947, some […]
My Undiscovered Country by Cyril Dabydeen, Mosaic Press (2018), 129 pages Cyril Dabydeen is a Canadian writer born in 1945 in Canje, Guyana, where he worked as a teacher. He came to Canada in 1970 to study at Lakehead […]
In Which, Being Book One of the Chronicles of Deasil Widdy by Louise Carson, Broken Rules Press (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec), 2018, 152 pages “Their long horns drooped and they seemed half asleep, unable to feel his presence. Perhaps I am […]