In the Black: In Business, In Life


Canada specializes in a kind of "underhanded racism", which is "as Canadian as maple syrup". This is displayed in B. Denham Jolly's memoir, alongside the story of his life, from early days in Jamaica to his seventieth decade. Life in Jamaica was racialized, too, but more openly and, for

In the Black: In Business, In Life2017-10-12T18:31:05-05:00

Quarterly Stories: Autumn 2016


Only ten this year, so far. Without my Alice Munro project to steer me, I am not reading as many short story collections now. Over the summer, I read Cherie Dimaline's A Gentle Habit (2015) as part of All Lit Up's summer bookclub. Dimaline is a member of the Georgian

Quarterly Stories: Autumn 20162020-12-18T15:59:31-05:00

Summer Reading To-Do List for Stormy Days (3 of 4)


Such good reading this summer, so far. In other respects, perhaps mine has not been the most productive summer. But it all depends what one puts on a to-do list, doesn't it! What if your to-do list was all about the books in your stacks? Cormorant Books, 2015 For

Summer Reading To-Do List for Stormy Days (3 of 4)2015-08-21T11:53:29-05:00

Greedy for Andrea Levy


Andrea Levy's The Long Song (Hamish Hamilton, 2010) And now Persephone Week is finished and I'm back to being Buried in Print on Mondays and Thursdays. As much fun as my Persephone reading as been, as encouraged as I have been by being immersed In Wartime reading, I have been

Greedy for Andrea Levy2014-03-09T14:11:19-05:00
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