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Excerpt from Spiderwoman


Spiderwoman is the third book that I officially published, actually the fourth if you include the short story I did for Headlight Anthology. This book was a long process that started with stories I did in a Carleton University creative writing class with Tom…

Excerpt about “Church Sunday” from the Montreal Gazette


By Bronwyn Chester in the Montréal Gazette “Church Sunday” is a more resolved story. A young girl in Toronto accompanies her Granny, visiting from St. Vincent, to church and learns what it means to give. The old woman “hated the Methodist church, it made…

Audio Downloads Now Available on e-Store


Spiderwomen Audio Stories – the Matoke Collection is available on CD Baby https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/donnakaykakonge26

Spiderwoman Now Available on Lulu.com and Amazon


http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/kakonged?searchTerms=Spiderwoman http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=spiderwoman+-+Donna+Kakonge&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aspiderwoman+-+Donna+Kakonge

Where Does Identity, Beauty and Spirituality Fit into Black Feminist Thought?: The Politics of the Black Women Inside and Outside Education


It is our roots that give us structure. It is our roots that make us black feminists. It is our roots that give us an identity. It is our roots that give us beauty. It is our roots that give us spirituality. It is…

Spiderwoman


Roxanne raced furiously to the corner store. She forgot her biology books in the backroom where she had just started working a week ago. She used her key to re-open the store. She checked the store’s clock. It was 10 p.m. The store had…

Elephant Woman


I was having a party for my 19th birthday, and the only present I wanted was Alistar Abego. I wanted him naked and his legs spread before me with a bow on what was soon to be my everlasting chocolate lollipop. But, it was…

Chicoutimi


I took the few hours’ bus drive from Montreal up to Chicoutimi, a Québécois town, to learn French. Before I left I haggled with myself about what to do with my hair. Chicoutimi was not known for being a cosmopolitan place, and I had…

Three Quarters


I was taking the long bus ride home in the August heat, standing beside a white girl, and pushing her hair off my brown face. With every bump and jolt of the bus, I was getting closer to the girl. Her rose-scented perfume invaded…

LIZARD IN THE YARD


On the dirt, road children walk bare-footed and chickens are loose from their cages on the volcanic isle of St.Vincent. The silence was a distraction. My mind was flitting about, like a flirtatious girl’s hair. I looked out from the porch and didn’t see…

CHURCH SUNDAY


I held my Granny’s hand as we walked down the street to the church on the last Sunday. We were on a northbound Toronto street heading uphill to an eastbound avenue. The bakery behind us was masking the smell of garbage as we passed…

Weekend Sale at Lulu.com


Random Bibliography of Media Books and Internet Resources We have been having terrific weather lately in Toronto. Just in case the colder weather does come and you find yourself indoors more often – there is nothing better than having a good book by your…

Excerpt from Spiderwoman


This is an excerpt from Donna Kakonge’s book Spiderwoman. It can be bought at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

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