PreviewsIssue 79, Fall/Winter 2021/22

  • #BlackInSchool

    Habiba Cooper Diallo

    In this collection of powerful and insightful diary entries, Cooper Diallo, a Black high school student, illustrates how schools reinforce racism with one-dimensional portrayals of Black people and the targeting of Black students by police, and how her experience is silenced and erased at every turn.

  • A Natural History of Unnatural Things

    Zachari Logan

    These poems explore the human-made, the artifice, social constructions and rituals – subways, artwork, crime and violence, funerals – but also what is natural but just a bit out of line – a poisonous flower, a protruding tooth, a dead bat invaded by beetles – in fresh and engaging ways.

  • A Selected History of Soul Speak

    Andrea Thompson

    In these sonically satisfying poems, Thompson investigates the intersection of page and stage and the evolution of spoken word as a hybrid form of oratory literature, blurring the space between public and private, and revealing the influence of Black North American art, music, and culture on contemporary spoken word as a vehicle for collective agency and social justice.

  • Advocating for Palestine in Canada

    Histories, Movements, Action

    Emily Regan Wills (Editor), Jeremy Wildeman (Editor), Michael Bueckert (Editor), Nadia Abu-Zahra (Editor)

    In this collection, activists, journalists, and academics explore the challenges of engaging in Palestinian advocacy in Canada, offering an indispensable and often first-hand view into the complex social and historical forces at work in one of our era’s most urgent debates.

  • All Is Well

    Katherine Walker

    This wickedly funny novel follows Christine Wright, an ex–special forces soldier and recovering alcoholic taking on her new career as an Anglican minister, as she deals with a bit more than she can handle, including an angry widow, a suspicious parishioner, and a terminally ill military-cop-turned-stalker.

  • Allumettes

    Poèmes engageants, 2014–2018

    Charles Leblanc

    Comme un château construit d’allumettes, ces poèmes nous grattent et nous allument, nous réchauffent, nous enflamment. Charles Leblanc nous parle d’amour, de politique, d’amitié, de voyage et tout ce qui en découle. Like a castle built of wooden matches, these poems scratch us and light us, warm us and set us on fire. Charles Leblanc talks about love, politics, friendship, travels, and all the things that flow from them.

  • Alternate Plains

    An Anthology of Speculative Fiction

    Darren Ridgley (Editor), Adam Petrash (Editor)

    Editors Ridgley and Petrash follow up their anthology of Manitoba speculative fiction with this one reaching across the Canadian Prairies, including new work by writers such as Premee Mohamed, David Demchuk, S. M. Beiko, Chadwick Ginther, and Linda Trinh.

  • An Image in the Lake

    A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery

    Gail Bowen

    The 20th book in the series continues to delve into the family and work lives of the Kilbourn-Shreves. While awaiting the birth of another grandchild and the debut of Sisters and Strangers, the six-part television series about her early life, Joanne has to deal with threats to her daughter Taylor’s relationship with the star of the series.

  • Ancestors

    Indigenous Peoples of Western Canada in Historic Photographs

    Sarah Carter, Inez Lightning

    Drawing from the University of Alberta’s Bruce Peel Special Collections, this exhibition catalogue introduces historic photographs of Indigenous Peoples of Western Canada, focusing on how the images of the ancestors continue to generate stories and meanings in the present.

  • Assisted Suicide in Canada

    Moral, Legal, and Policy Considerations

    Travis Dumsday

    This book delves into the moral and policy dimensions of the Carter v. Canada case, summarizing previous federal and provincial rulings on medical assistance in dying, as well as explaining subsequent legislation. Dumsday explores significant ethical arguments and unravels thorny issues clearly and thoughtfully.