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Bound but not gagged

Bound but not gagged is the rabble book lounge blog where you'll find news and views about progressive authors, publishers, bookstores and just about anything books! To read our reviews visit http://rabble.ca/books

Blog - Bound but not gagged June 30
Meg Borthwick | Arthur Manuel's book is required reading for Resistance 150.
Blog - Bound but not gagged April 28
Clarissa Fortin | Dagger Editions is a new imprint of Caitlin Press which publishes stories by and about queer women. Enjoy this Q&A with publisher Vici Johnstone.
Blog - Bound but not gagged March 8
Photo: flickr/ Savannah van der Niet
Clarissa Fortin | A Q&A with members of CWILA, an organization that does an annual count to find out about women's involvement in Canadian literary culture.
Blog - Bound but not gagged March 7
Clarissa Fortin | The Canada Council for the Arts is introducing a new funding model, which will be put into effect in April 2017. The model is made up of six programs, one of which is specifically Indigenous-focused.
Blog - Bound but not gagged February 22
various | A list of books by Indigenous writers recommended by Indigenous writers and academics. Writers recommended include Richard Van Camp, Lee Maracle, and Leslie Marmon Silko.
Blog - Bound but not gagged January 28
Clarissa Fortin | Nellie McClung is a complicated figure in Canada's history. Here are seven important points we should remember about her legacy today on the 100th anniversary of voting rights for (some) women.
Blog - Bound but not gagged January 15
Clarissa Fortin | Clarissa Fortin talks with 'Animal Appetites' children's book author Andrea Bull to discuss autism awareness and the challenges writing for kids.
Blog - Bound but not gagged December 17
Clarissa Fortin | A summary of significant moments in Canadian literature in 2015.
Blog - Bound but not gagged December 10
Clarissa Fortin | New essay collection "Resilience and Triumph" brings together the voices and experiences of racialized immigrant women.
Blog - Bound but not gagged December 1
Peter Biesterfeld | Peter Biesterfeld's in-depth review of "Altered Genes, Twisted Truth" by Steven Druker will leave you scratching your head about GMO foods.
Blog - Bound but not gagged August 13
Photo: flickr/ Caleb Roenigk
Miranda Campbell | The economic reality facing Canadian writers is tough: writers earn about $12,000 a year, 81 per cent live below the poverty line and women writers earn on average 45 per cent less than male writers.
Blog - Bound but not gagged May 6
Photo: Pages Festival facebook group
Debby de Groot | Discover the connections between the "wild" and the cultured with the late-night, vaudeville-esque session The Cabaret of Wild Culture.
Blog - Bound but not gagged April 27
Lauren Scott | Ottawa writer Ann Cavlovic's first play "Emissions: A Climate Comedy" teaches audiences about climate change, but in a totally "non-preachy" way. Keep reading for her fresh take on the problem!
Blog - Bound but not gagged April 8
Lauren Scott | Acclaimed Canadian poet George Elliott Clarke talks Black Canadian literature, history, politics and hell.
Blog - Bound but not gagged March 19
Lauren Scott | 'Ru' beats out 'When Everything Feels Like the Movies' as this year's "book to break barriers." Which barriers will it break and why should you care?
Blog - Bound but not gagged March 18
Lauren Scott | Jocelyne Saucier's 'And the Birds Rained Down' flew the coop after it was unanimously voted out of the competition.
Blog - Bound but not gagged March 17
Lauren Scott | After a tense four-way tiebreak "The Inconvenient Indian" was booted from this year's battle of the books.
Blog - Bound but not gagged March 16
Lauren Scott | Kamal Al-Solaylee's "Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes" is kicked to the curb by Canada Reads.
Blog - Bound but not gagged March 13
Lauren Scott | It's that time of year again...Canada's annual reading reality show, Canada Reads, is back! Tune in March 16-19 and join the conversation with #RabbleReads
Blog - Bound but not gagged February 24
Lauren Scott | As many of you know, February is Black History Month and I spoke to co-editor of The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry, Kevan Anthony Cameron, about his life, work and poetry.
Blog - Bound but not gagged February 16
Lauren Scott | It was announced last month that the Robson Street Chapters in Vancouver will close on June 30, 2015. Could this mean the demise of the brick-and-mortar bookstore? Probably not.
Blog - Bound but not gagged January 20
Lauren Scott | CBC releases its finalists for Canada Reads 2015. Here is what you need to know about this year's competition.
Blog - Bound but not gagged January 7
Lauren Scott | The Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA) announced last month that Vancouver-based transgender writer and scholar Lucas Crawford will be the organization's 2015 critic-in-residence.
Blog - Bound but not gagged December 18
Lauren Scott | Gerbil Meets Mouse is a Canadian children's book publishing company that publishes books specifically about gerbils, that aim to bring certain social issues to light in a fun and relatable way.
Blog - Bound but not gagged May 28
Photo: wikimedia commons
Kaitlin McNabb | Legendary author Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86 in North Carolina.
Blog - Bound but not gagged May 21
Photo: Spartacus Books Facebook group
Kaitlin McNabb | Spartacus Books' time in the DTES has sadly come to an end. While the collective remains hopeful for its new location, this serves as a timely reminder of gentrification in Vancouver.
Blog - Bound but not gagged May 7
Farley Mowat by LezleyDavidson
Kaitlin McNabb | Acclaimed Canadian author and activist Farley Mowat has died at the age of 92.
Blog - Bound but not gagged March 31
Christina Turner | Love it? Hate it? Come tell us what you think! Our final discussion will take place on April 22 at 8 p.m. ET.
Blog - Bound but not gagged March 7
Christina Turner | Is Joseph Boyden's novel really the one to incite social change in this country?
Blog - Bound but not gagged March 6
Photo: flickr/snow0810
Kaitlin McNabb | Canada Reads has become one of the most polarizing topics in CanLit. It creates exposure, but at the expensive of comparing art. Well, looks like we have to make a pro/con list.

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