non-fiction writers

Book Review
Oct 25, 2012

Justin Podur on Haiti's new dictatorship

Justin Podur
Matthew Adams
In this interview with Matt Adams, Justin Podur, author of Haiti’s New Dictatorship, discusses his new book.
Book Review
Oct 18, 2012
Social Democracy After the Cold War

What happened to social democracy?

John Warnock
In the present economic and financial crisis, we are seeing the collapse of the social democratic parties in Europe. How can they bring their former supporters back into the party?
Book Review
Aug 23, 2012

Richard Stursberg: Inside the CBC

Daniel Francis
Richard Stursberg’s memoir of his years in CBC programming raises the question: how did someone so fundamentally out of sympathy with public broadcasting get the job in the first place?
Book Review
Jul 26, 2012
Omar Khadr, Oh Canada

New book backs justice for Omar Khadr

Amira Elghawaby
As in an artful kaleidoscope, Janice Williamson's book has brought together the voices and sentiments of those who refuse to look away from Omar Khadr.
Book Review
Jul 20, 2012
The Virtual Self

Nora Young and The Virtual Self

Cathi Bond
Are you alive or simply a stream of data? According to Nora Young, author and host of CBC Radio's trends and tech show Spark, we could already be well on our way to becoming a strange hybrid of both.
Book Review
Jun 28, 2012
Straphanger: Saving our cities and ourselves from the automobile

Going car-free and saving our cities

Eric Doherty
The real challenge in tackling the climate crisis is to dramatically reduce carbon emissions over the next decade.
Book Review
Jun 15, 2012

Welcome to Queerberta

Jenn Prosser
Queering the Way showcases Albertan artists that are varied and as controversial as the language used to cue identity.
Book Review
Apr 6, 2012
VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas

¡VIVA! Celebrating community, arts and education

Zainab Amadahy
From Central America to Canada, the ¡VIVA! Project, summarized in a colourful book and an accompanying DVD set, features communities engaged in transformational arts processes.
Book Review
Mar 22, 2012
Occupy This!

Judy Rebick: Inside Occupy

Judy Rebick
In this excerpt from her new book, Occupy This!, Judy Rebick reflects upon her first visit to Zuccotti Park in New York City and her initial encounter with the Occupy movement.
Book Review
Mar 8, 2012
Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy

Palestinians in Israel: Life under Apartheid

Ramona Wadi
Ben White argues in his new book that Israel’s insistence on declaring itself a Jewish state leads to discrimination, segregation and a guarantee of continued conflict.
Book Review
Mar 1, 2012
Eating Dirt

Eating Dirt: A tree-planting tale

Noreen Mae Ritsema
Eating Dirt is the veteran tree planter Charlotte Gill's homage to not only planting life, but to the larger context in which deforestation and reforestation take place.
Book Review
Feb 23, 2012
Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt

The truth about Lester Pearson's peacekeeping

Paul Weinberg
In his new book, Yves Engler sets to demolish the near saintly status of Lester Bowles ("Mike") Pearson in the public sphere, Canadian foreign policy circles and even on the social democratic left.
Book Review
Jan 19, 2012
Lost and Found in London

Lost and Found in London

Kathleen O'Hara
In this excerpt from Lost and Found in London Kathleen's chance encounter with a stranger brings about unexpected change and self-reflection at a time of crisis.
Book Review
Jan 12, 2012
Whose Streets

Whose Streets? Reliving the G20 from a safe distance

Krystalline Kraus
Featuring reflections from activists who helped organize the mobilizations, demonstrators and passersby, Whose Streets offers insight on how local organizing and global activism can come together.
Book Review
Jan 5, 2012

Health guide targets transgender people of colour

Mercedes Allen
Freeing Ourselves is a health guide written first and foremost for trans-masculine, genderqueer and male-identified trans people, a group that is often otherwise invisible, facing barriers and taboos.

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