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Bookshelf (May/June 2021) | Book reviews

This month’s reading picks from the Caribbean, with reviews of A Million Aunties by Alecia McKenzie; Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden; An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading by Dionne Brand; and Mama Phife Represents: A Verse Memoir by Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

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Immerse, Literature, People, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago

Dionne Brand: The reinvention of poetry | Closeup

Born in Trinidad and based in Canada, writer Dionne Brand has spent decades exploring the transgressive possibilities of poetry, says Shivanee Ramlochan — breaking through boundaries of genre in her quest to understand the shapeshifting self

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Immerse, Literature, People, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago

André Alexis: the puzzle of “home” | Closeup

Born in Trinidad, brought up in Canada, writer André Alexis is a “Nowherian” — and that complicated identity, along with his passion for exploring big ideas, drives his philosophical and deeply literary novels. A recent string of awards has raised his international profile, but as Donna Yawching learns, it was no overnight success for one of the most original writers in both Caribbean and Canadian literature

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Culture, Music, People, United States, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago

Man with a Mission

Chandradath Singh is in Miami on a mission. Not just a professional mission of diplomacy-the pursuit of trade, tourism and investment. This...

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Immerse, Film and Television, People, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago

Richard Fung: no easy readings

My conversation with Richard Fung doesn’t begin with the most pleasant of topics. It’s only a few days after the horrific incident in...

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Arrive, Culture, Travel, Lifestyle, Canada

Toronto: summer in the city

They may not have written any soulful ballads about it (yet) — but Toronto in summer is well worth singing about. For one thing, it’s...

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Culture, People, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago

Roger Mooking: his middle name is Multi-tasking

Roger Mooking’s face lights up when he talks about eggs. “Eggs are magic food,” he exclaims. “You can do so much with an egg....

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Culture, Theatre and Dance, Arts, Canada

Patrick Parson: soulful messiah of Ballet Creole

Fusion. Diversity. High-energy. These are the words one encounters, over and over, in articles written about Patrick Parson and his...

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