Join us October for great literature, book launches and thought provoking writers.

777-779 Bathurst St, Toronto.

Wednesday, October 4th, 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Book Launch “The Black Peacock”

by: Rachael Manley (Cormorant Books Ink)

Winner of the Governor General award for non-fiction.

Thursday, October 5th 6.30 – 8.30 pm

Book launch of “Dreams of Re-Creation in Jamaica: The Holocaust Internment, Jewish Refugees in Gibraltar Camp, Jamaican Jews.” (FriesenPress)

With author Professor Diana Cooper-Clarke

An evening of cultural intersection within history.

Saturday, October 7th 4.00 – 7.00 pm

Book launch of “The Classroom as Privileged Space: Psychoanalytic Paradigms for Social Justice in Pedagogy.” (Lexington Books)

by: Dr. Tapo Chimbganda

Dr. Chimbganda is an expert in psychotherapy who is deeply involved in the mental health community in Canada.


This book examines the psychic and emotional effects of the dehumanization of children based on discrimination and difference in classrooms. Using psychoanalysis, it highlights the emotional structures that develop in learners through the repeated trauma of racism and homophobia. Recommended for scholars in education, psychoanalysis, and sociology.

Tuesday, October 10th, 6.00 – 9.00pm

Book launch of “Sam & Eva” (Simon and Schuster)

by: Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Innovative and award winning multi-media artist.

Promises to be an evening of fun and artistic expression.

Thursday, October 12th 5.00 – 9.00 pm

Book Launch of “How We Did It.” (Penguin Random House)

By Karl Subban and Scott Colby

5.00-6.00 Reception at A Different Booklist Cultural Centre.

6.30-8.30 Book talk and signing at Randolph Theatre 736 Bathurst St, Toronto.

The ultimate hockey dad, Karl Subban is a former school principal and father of five, including three sons–P.K., Malcolm and Jordan–who have been drafted to the NHL. Karl’s inspirational and moving story follows the hockey journey from house league to the big leagues and shows how to grow the unlimited potential that is in every child.

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Friday, October 13th – 6.00 – 9.00 pm

Book Launch of “Cuba-U.S Relations: Obama and Beyond.” (Fernwood)

by: Arnold August

“Expert on Cuba who offers a revealing view of the conflict between Washington and Havana and the foreign policy of the United States and Cuba.”

Based on twenty years of fieldwork in and investigation of Cuba, this book provides a unique perspective on the island’s diverse approaches to the cultural war being waged by the U.S. and illustrates the heterogeneous nature of Cuban society.

Saturday, October 14th – 6.30 – 9.00pm

A tribute to Thomas Sankara on the 30th Anniversary of his assassination.

Film Screening and panel discussion

Film: Burkina Faso: A revolution Rectified

Thomas Sankara, Pan-African revolutionary and former President of Burkina Faso
(1983-1987) had a vision for the sustained and dignified progress of his country, the
“land of the incorruptible.”
During his short period of rule in Burkina Faso, the country saw an unprecedented
participation of the population towards a collective goal of self-sustained development.

Sunday, October 15th- 3.00-5.00PM

Join us for a Skype presentation and discussion of “Pan-Africanism and Communism”with Historian and Author Professor Hakim Adi. (Africa World Press) in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

This book examines the interaction between the Communist International (Comintern) and the global struggle for the liberation of Africa and the African Diaspora during the inter-war period.

Friday, October 20th 6.30 – 9.00pm

Book Launch of “Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada From Slavery to the Present.” (Fernwood Publishing)

by Robin Maynard.

“A crucial work in chronicling black experiences in Canada.”


Delving behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces the violent realities of anti-blackness from the slave ships to prisons, classrooms and beyond. Robyn Maynard provides readers with the first comprehensive account of nearly four hundred years of state-sanctioned surveillance, criminalization and punishment of Black lives in Canada.

Monday, October 23rd 7.30 – 9.30pm

Book Launch of “Freeing David McCallum: The Last Miracle of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter.” (Chicago Review Press)

by: David McCallum and Ken Klonsky

David McCallum will speak about his experiences in prison and the extraordinary circumstances of his exoneration which came about through an unlikely friend.

For ten years before Rubin “Hurricane” Carter’s death, he and his friend and coauthor Ken Klonsky had been working to help free another wrongfully convicted man, David McCallum. McCallum was eventually exonerated and freed after serving twenty-nine years in prison. This is the story of how Carter and Klonsky, along with a group of committed friends and professionals, managed to secure McCallum’s release.

Tuesday, October 24th – 6.00 – 8.00pm

Book Launch of “Love and Laughter in the Time of Chemotherapy” (Second Story Press).

by: Manjusha Pawagi

“A unexpected, wry, and funny memoir about one woman’s experience with Cancer.”

Wednesday, October 25 6.30 – 9.00pm

Book Launch of “Blank: Essays and Interviews” (BookThug)

by Marlene Nourbese Philip

Location: Room 1-067 Ted Rogers School of Management Building

Ryerson University 55 Dundas St W. Toronto

Blank is a collection of previously out-of-print essays and new works by one of Canada’s most important writers and thinkers.

“Poet, Essayist, Novelist, Playwright, Public Intellectual: M. NourbeSe Philip is the principal–and most principled–woman-of-letters in English right now. Her every word is a must-read because she writes nothing that doesn’t change everything. She isn’t politic; she’s political. Unabashedly. Her ruthless truth-telling is page-turning and paradigm-overturning.” –George Elliott Clarke, Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016-1

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