My chapter about the Rape Chant at Saint Mary’s University and rape culture at many Canadian universities is in this edited non fiction book. Available in late August 2017.
A cross between a thriller and speculative fiction– yet it also captures the politics of Britain today..A great read by Jonathan Coe.
Here are are some older favourites and new books too:
Just listening to on my drive home from Cheticamp. Worth hearing, shocking and useful — about race, about the CIA, about politics in Jamaica.
One of my favourites, I was going to name this blog after. I still might. The title is a quote from a poem by Mao Tse-Tung. And the book is a novel about the relationship between a young man, who is a left wing activist, and his mother a factory worker. Worth reading.
Brilliant novel, but I’m worried about which side it’s really on. A novel about a double agent during the Viet Nam war, The Sympathizer by a first generation Vietnamese writer in the US,
Racism’s always hot as they say. This book was startling in its excellent research and links to the white woman whose original complaint about till led to his lynching.
Interested in sex? Read these brilliant short stories. By a female psychiatrist
Don’t read this — unless you like white cowboys and corny jokes, that never end
And I very much recommend this new Canadian novel, about a ‘terrorist’ in the immigrant family– it takes place in Mississauga, Ontario…
What does “another ruined dinner party mean”? Well have a look at this
It’s the huge opus by American Judy Chicago, an installation and sculpture called The Dinner Party (1979). It focuses on women’s role in white western ‘civilization’…. We all know what dinner parties are supposed to be — controversial, cantankerous and real are not part of the plan. To listen to Judy Chicago talk about her work, watch this (two minutes): https://www.sfmoma.org/watch/judy-chicago-prepares-for-a-dinner-party-with-female-heroes/