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

Building: Dr. Brinkley’s Tower


I first posted about Robert Hough's novel in a whirl, having read Dr. Brinkley's Tower in less than 24 hours, falling fast and fully into the story. I avoided specifics about the plot and the characters, because the wonder of this novel is rooted in the telling. House of Anansi,

Building: Dr. Brinkley’s Tower2020-08-19T08:27:35-05:00

Robert Hough’s Dr. Brinkley’s Tower (2012)


In which I chat about reading Dr. Brinkley's Tower in a single day. (You can't build a tower that quickly, but you can read about it.) Admittedly, I shuffled this volume amongst my stack of current reads for weeks before I started reading. (There is always a book in there that

Robert Hough’s Dr. Brinkley’s Tower (2012)2020-08-19T08:27:48-05:00
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