Noreen Mae Ritsema

Noreen Mae Ritsema is the books and blogging intern for She works as the Features Editor for the Manitoban and is the Poetry Editor for the Journal of Integrated Studies. She has written for Outwords magazine, the University of Manitoba Gradzette and the Antigonish Review. Her photography has also appeared in Briarpatch magazine. Based in Winnipeg, Noreen is currently completing a M.A. in Cultural Studies through Athabasca University.

Book Review
Aug 30, 2012
Lingering Tide and Other Stories

Review: Lingering Tide and Other Stories

Noreen Mae Ritsema
In her book Lingering Tide and Other Stories, Latha Viswanathan deftly maps out the uneasy borders created by generation gaps and cultural collisions.
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
Sep 8, 2011
Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter

Remembering Chile's 9/11

Noreen Mae Ritsema
Carmen Aguirre, author of Something Fierce, was a five-year-old in Chile when right-wing dictator Augusto Pinochet took power. That military coup devastated Chile.
Jun 20, 2011
Mary Simon

Women's Worlds 2011 interview: Mary Simon

Noreen Mae Ritsema
Mary Simon, president of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, will be discussing her personal journey to her current leadership position as well as challenges that women face in Inuit communities.


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