Calvin Lawrence’s Black Cop tells all

The recently released memoir recounts the racism he faced as one of Halifax’s first Black police officers.
# BlackLivesMatter justifiably draws attention to how racism affects Black civilians—but what about Black police officers? 

Review: Nosy White Woman won’t make you work

Martha Wilson’s short story collection is an easy read—perhaps overly so.
There are some nice moments in Martha Wilson's collection of 16 short stories. 

Sean Michaels Wagers double or nothing

The Giller Prize-winning author bets on a life well lived with his second book.
Does art imitate life or does life chase art down the road, copying its particular posture?

Tell me a story

Hot off the news that Sydney Smith’s Small In The City has nabbed a Governor General’s award, we take a look at some of the best local kid lit to hit shelves this season.
My Hair is Beautiful In the late aughts, comedian Chris Rock released a documentary called Good Hair.

AfterWords, after all

The inaugural literary festival aims for inclusivity and intersectionalism.
AfterWords Literary Festival Oct 2-6 Various locations afterwordsliteraryfestival.com

Mckayla Eaton’s Summoned casts a spell

The young adult fantasy novel is more Chilling Adventures of Sabrina than it is Harry Potter.
You may have glimpsed Mckayla Eaton hunched over her laptop at Uncommon Grounds or Trident Booksellers & Cafe.

Fall Arts Preview: Four local reads you’ll love

From slice-of-life essays to a Vonnegut-esque classic-in-the-making, here’s the books to curl up with this autumn.
Are You Kidding Me?!: Chronicles of an Ordinary Life

Fall Arts Preview: Get lit(-erary) with these events

Bookworms, mark your calendars
Wed Oct 2-Sun Oct 6 Afterwords Literary Festival

Margaret Atwood is coming but sorry, you can't go

The revered Canadian author's Halifax debut of The Testaments is at capacity.
Thirty-four years after The Handmaid's Tale first published—and two years after the Hulu series of the same name sky-rocketed into TV stardom—Canada's most famous author is back with the novel's sequel. And she's bringing it to our dearly beloved library.

Arielle Twist’s becoming

The young Halifax poet offers “the most vulnerable thing I’ve ever done” in the form of her debut collection Disintegrate / Dissociate.
Arielle Twist, Disintegrate / Dissociate launch Saturday, March 2, 7:30pm Khyber Centre for the Arts, 1880 Hollis Street

In Print This Week

Vol 27, No 29
December 12, 2019

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