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Here’s What Happened When Ben Okri And Jeremy Corbyn Met To Talk Literature | The Culture Trip

by Graham H. Cox — last modified Jul 25, 2016 11:10 AM
"The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love.’ These were words quoted by Jeremy Corbyn in his victory speech after he was unexpectedly elected leader of the Labour Party last summer. The man who wrote them, Man Booker Prize-winning Postcolonial author and poet Ben Okri, penned a new poem in response, A New Dream Of Politics, inspired by the politician. Last Friday, in an event seven months in the making, they came together publicly for the first time in London to discuss art, creativity, and their dreams of a better world."

Critique: La femme qui fuit d'Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette

by Roxanne Dubois — last modified Jul 26, 2016 07:43 PM
La réalisatrice et auteure Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette part à la recherche de sa grand-mère, artiste, poète et militante, qu'elle n'a pas beaucoup connue. C'est que Suzanne Meloche, mère de la mère de l'auteure, fait la décision de quitter ses jeunes enfants à jamais, un geste définitif qui changera le cours de plusieurs vies. Ce roman va à sa rencontre et dévoile des fragments d'une femme pour qui la liberté est à la fois une quête et une confrontation.

Review: Minister Without Porfolio by Michael Winter

by Roxanne Dubois — last modified Jul 17, 2016 09:35 AM
As some of you may know, the Canada Reads book challenge is on in March. The short list has been out since the end of January, which gives avid readers a couple of months to get through five books. My first pick was Michael Winter’s Minister Without Portfolio, a story set in Renews, Newfoundland.

Critique: Nikolski de Nicolas Dickner

by Roxanne Dubois — last modified Jul 22, 2016 09:18 AM
J'ai récemment eu envie de lire le dernier livre de Nicolas Dickner (Six degrés de liberté) qui semble être bien reçu, mais je ne m'étais jamais donné la chance de lire son premier roman: Nikolski. Il avait, lui aussi, causé beaucoup d'émoi dans les années suivant sa parution en 2005. Je me suis donc procuré les deux livres (à partir de la collection de la bibliothèque publique de Toronto, bien-sûr).

Review: Us Conductors by Sean Michaels

by Roxanne Dubois — last modified Jul 17, 2016 09:24 AM
If you, like myself, hadn’t heard much about the intriguing instrument called the theremin, then you’re in for a treat. The winner of the 2014 Giller prize is Sean Michaels’ Us Conductors, a tale about Lev Theremin and the instrument he invented in the 1920′s.
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