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BLACK AND CARIBBEAN BOOK AFFAIR 2017
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.
PRICE: $120.00 INCL. TAX. PLEASE PREORDER IF NEEDED FOR LAUNCH
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
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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The Caribbean Solidarity Network, Caribbean Tales and A Different Booklist present:
“70: Remembering a Revolution”
Film Screening & Discussion
In our ongoing efforts to connect historical struggles to our present reality, on Saturday March 4, the Caribbean Solidarity Network, Caribbean Tales and A Different Booklist will be co-hosting a screening the documentary “70: Remembering a Revolution” – focusing on the legacy of the Black Power Revolution in Trinidad. The film will be followed by a public discussion forum. The documentary explores how protests against Canadian racism by Caribbean students helped inspire political action against neoimperialism in the Anglophone Caribbean. The goal of the event is to raise awareness of Canada’s connection to the Caribbean Radical Tradition, and spark a conversation about how to strengthen the political voice and organization of our community. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for the Caribbean Solidarity Network’s Action Committee and new community reading group.
When: Saturday March 4, 2017
Where: William Doo Auditorium – 45 Willcocks St, Toronto
Sponsored by the University of Toronto Caribbean Studies Program
FREE ADMISSION (Donations appreciated)
Supported by A Different Booklist
779 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON
Drawing on his own experience, Dr. Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools. He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of color as unteachable, and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each student’s culture and to reimagine the classroom as a site where roles are reversed and students become the experts in their own learning.
With this fresh and engaging new pedagogical vision, Emdin demonstrates the importance of creating a family structure and building communities within the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop music and call-and-response, and connecting the experiences of urban youth to indigenous populations globally. Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, Emdin demonstrates how by implementing the “Seven C’s” of reality pedagogy in their own classrooms, urban youth of color benefit from truly transformative education.
How To Talk To Crazy People. Brilliantly written with such clarity that I immerse myself in the emotional roller coaster ride with Donna. Honest and open, heart wrenching at times. When Donna finds that there is no money in her account, she is left feeling helpless and powerless but did not let that defeat her. She struggles over every hurdle and is not defeated. Leaves my heartbeat thumping, and anxious to know where the next page would take me. A bitter sweet account of what it is like to live with ‘craziness’ in a world of ‘normal’ people. This rare booking helps us to understand the daily internal struggles of living with depression and how the health care community, here and in Africa approaches and treats it. Her aunt locking the door? (The use of Haladol, in Africa) even with the knowledge that only second-hand and third-hand medicines are sent from America and Europe to Africa?)
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Come join me to launch the book How To Talk To Crazy People at A Different Booklist at Bathurst and Bloor in Toronto!
What?: Copies are available of How To Talk To Crazy People by Donna Kakonge at A Different Booklist in Toronto
How?: Go to the store :-)!!!!! Check out the opening hours on the website 🙂
When?: How To Talk To Crazy People Book Launch at A Different Booklist
Location: 746 Bathurst Street Thank You and See You There!
How?: Go to the store :-)!!!!! Check out the opening hours on the website 🙂