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Catastrophe

By T. Joseph Scanlon
Edited by Roger Sarty
Categories: History

Catastrophe weaves together compelling stories and potent lessons learned from the calamitous Halifax explosion—the worst non-natural disaster in North America before 9/11.

On December 6, 1917, the ...

'Membering Austin Clarke

Edited by Paul Barrett
Categories: Literary Criticism

'Membering Austin Clarke reflects on the life and writing of Austin Clarke, whose depictions of Black life in Canada enlarged our understanding of what Canadian literature looks like.

Despite being one ...

mahikan ka onot

mahikan ka onot collects the finest work of accomplished Indigenous poet Duncan Mercredi, from his first book in 1991 to recent unpublished poems. These are poems of life on the land as well as life in ...

Emily Wesley Odibaajimowin imaa Ozhibogamong

Emily's mom, the most important person in her life, has diabetes and she's getting sicker by the day. She needs a kidney transplant. Emily wants to donate her kidney but the doctor refuses to take it ...

Jack Otter Odibaajimowin imaa Waaswaanibiing

When Jack is 18, he's diagnosed with diabetes but isn't told he can do anything about it, so he doesn't. He falls into comas, he loses vision and needs eye surgery, his leg is amputated and then amputated ...

Jennifer Gloria Lowpez Odibaajimowin imaa Waaswaanibiing

Jennifer's life is falling apart and she escapes into booze, cocaine, and junk food. When they're not numbing enough, she slits a vein and tries to die but that doesn't work either. She has to try something ...

Jonathan Linton Odibaajimowin imaa Mistaasiniing

Fifteen-year-old Jonathan Linton is an elite hockey player, headed for the big leagues, when he gets a diabetes diagnosis. If people find out about it, everything changes. He has to keep it secret. A ...

Rose Swallow Odibaajimowin imaa Chisaasibiing

When Rose was in high school, she saw a girl in the bathroom injecting a needle into her leg. A heroin addict, she thought, right here in my school!. But then she learned about a new disease, creeping ...

Tiff

Timothy Findley (1930-2002) was one of Canada’s foremost writers—an award-winning novelist, playwright, and short-story writer who began his career as an actor in London, England. Findley was instrumental ...

Cinema of Pain

Edited by Liz Czach & André Loiselle
Categories: Cultural Studies

Since the defeat of the pro-sovereigntists in the 1995 Quebec referendum, the loss of a cohesive nationalistic vision in the province has led many Québécois to use their ancestral origins to inject ...