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Poetic Diary: Finding Joy After the Rain
11 months ago

Poetic Diary: Finding Joy After the Rain

Simone Walsh has been to the end of the road and back.

A victim of workplace bullying and harassment, its effects spiraled her into a four-and-a-half-year battle of severe depression.


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The Illegal: Reality Fiction
1 year ago

The Illegal: Reality Fiction

Lawrence Hill, author of the captivating and critically acclaimed, The Book of Negroes, touches on topics of oppression, refugees and the quest to stay alive in a world that wants …
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Redefining Superheroes
2 years ago

Redefining Superheroes

“What haunts you? Is it the shadow you cannot run from? Or the memory you cannot escape?”

This is how the story of Niobe Ayutami begins.

Born of different life …
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Poet Warsan Shire: Love Who You Are
2 years ago

Poet Warsan Shire: Love Who You Are

Warsan Shire takes poetry to another level.

Having catapulted her way by the means of Tumblr and other social media, the young, Kenyan-born poet who splits her time between California …
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Why Book Culture Refuses to Plug In
2 years ago

Why Book Culture Refuses to Plug In

Out of all the mediums experiencing trials and tribulations during the digital age, the printed page seems to be the most persistent. Cable TV continues to fight, but is on …
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Concrete Jungle: Humanizing Street Life
2 years ago

Concrete Jungle: Humanizing Street Life

Author Kamilah Haywood showcases a deep knowledge and understanding of the Greater Toronto Area streets, Black youth issues, ‘priority’ neighbourhoods and the longing for acceptance in her first published fiction …
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The Book of Negroes: Coming to TV
3 years ago

The Book of Negroes: Coming to TV

By  •  Spotlight, Culture

If there is one thing that actress Aunjanue Ellis learned from playing character Aminata Dialo in the TV adaptation of The Book of Negroes, it is to be a warrior, …
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Check The Technique part 2 made for the hip-hop historian
3 years ago

Check The Technique part 2 made for the hip-hop historian

The booklets included with old vinyl records or CDs tell a story. It’s not a story of being frayed or losing that ‘new book smell’, but a story of the …
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Kern Carter sheds light on being a first-time book author
3 years ago

Kern Carter sheds light on being a first-time book author

Whether members of the profession like it or not, authors and novelists carry along with them a certain stereotype depending on one’s perspective: that introverted figure that spends countless hours …
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Pauleanna Reid debunks mother daughter relationships in her debut novel
3 years ago

Pauleanna Reid debunks mother daughter relationships in her debut novel

“Just like people label daddy issues, a lot of people have mommy issues,” Pauleanna Reid states. The professional writer and motivational speaker hopes to open up the dialog of this …
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