Belonging: M.G. Vassanji, Michael Winter and Alan Doyle

2015-01-26T14:48:15-05:00

It's a familar theme in the Canadian landscape of letters, and it was also the topic of Adrienne Clarkson's recent Massey Lecture. "What does it mean to belong? And how do we belong? Who do we belong to?" These are the central ideas discussed in the series and they are

Belonging: M.G. Vassanji, Michael Winter and Alan Doyle2015-01-26T14:48:15-05:00

Under-represented at the table, holding their own on the page

2019-05-11T19:58:02-05:00

Neither small-scale farmers nor low-income communities have been invited to the table to make food policy on a global scale. The Stop illuminates this reality in matter-of-fact and unsentimental language, presenting facts both from a bird’s-eye-view and a grassroots perspective. Readers are acquainted with some alarming information on an international

Under-represented at the table, holding their own on the page2019-05-11T19:58:02-05:00

Why Richard van Camp’s Godless but Loyal to Heaven landed his works on my MRE list

2019-05-11T19:23:37-05:00

As an object, this collection from Enfield & Wizenty is striking. And -- I can't tell you how much I love this detail -- it has a ribbon to mark your place. Great Plains Publications - Enfield & Wizenty, 2012 Immediately upon finishing the first story ("On the

Why Richard van Camp’s Godless but Loyal to Heaven landed his works on my MRE list2019-05-11T19:23:37-05:00

Alexis Wright’s Carpentaria (2006)

2014-07-11T15:53:29-05:00

When a novel begins with a tale of the world's origins, readers can expect an expansive tale. 2006; Constable & Robinson Ltd, 2008 When that origins tale shakes convention by the tail, readers can expect the kind of storytelling that sets aside the ordinary and places the extraordinary

Alexis Wright’s Carpentaria (2006)2014-07-11T15:53:29-05:00

Alanda Greene’s Napi’s Dance (2012)

2014-03-20T14:58:41-05:00

It recalls Sharon Butala's love of the prairie, reverence for the land. It brings to mind Lee Maracle's focus on relationships between women, love and friendship and sustenance. And it reminds me of Louise Erdrich's unflinching consideration of violence against women and the world. But Alanda Greene's Napi's

Alanda Greene’s Napi’s Dance (2012)2014-03-20T14:58:41-05:00
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