Tahir Shah’s Timbuctoo (2012)


Secret codes, ancient mysteries, adventure stories, treasures, oversized fold-out maps, a hidden pocket in the back binding, and a satin ribbon for a marker. (I know, it sounds too good to be true, but read on: it's really quite marvellous.) Put that together with a passion for history and storytelling

Tahir Shah’s Timbuctoo (2012)2014-03-18T11:28:40-05:00

Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes (2007)


Last summer, walking in Little Jamaica in Toronto, I picked up a copy of a community newspaper with a cover image of protesters overseas burning the cover of Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes. Book burning: it's a headline-grab alright. It certainly captured this reader's attention. I'd been wanting

Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes (2007)2014-03-17T15:31:40-05:00
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