Official bicentennial celebrations of the "affable drunk" who founded Canada will likely mask John A. Macdonald's history of racism and deliberate starvation of First Nations, and similar policies continue today with the tar sands and fracking expansion.
James Daschuk, author of Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life, addresses Canada's history of disease, deliberate starvation, ethnic cleansing, tar sands expansion, neglect of treaties and a legacy of colonialism that continues today.
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Do you ever wish you could write your teenaged self a letter about what you wished you had known back then?
Letters Lived: Radical reflections, revolutionary paths edited by Sheila Sampath takes this question and poses it to a diverse group of international and cross-generational social justice activists and asks them to answer. The result is a series of candid and powerful letters that discuss the personal and political and the journey in between.
Ashley Little’s Anatomy of a Girl Gang is like an after-school special gone horribly awry -- and that’s a good thing.
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It's been another great year in the rabble book lounge and to celebrate we'd like to share some of our favourite original book reviews from 2013.
rabble contributors completely outdid themselves this year writing on topics from residential schools to Canadian queer icons to female sexuality to the future of Canadian politics.
Here, in no particular order, are some of our best book reviews of 2013.
Join authors Edith Baguinho, Irene Marques, Aida Jordão, Emanuel Melo, Humberto da Silva and Antonio M. Marques for readings and book signings as we celebrate the launch of Memória: An Anthology of Portuguese Canadian Writers.
Saturday, November 30
Alberto Castro Gallery, Casa do Alentejo Cultural Club
1130 Dupont Street, Toronto