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Voices in the Fire: Lesser Known Multi-Ethnic History

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a good historical mystery, to better understand a lesser-known period in Canada’s multi-cultural, multi-ethnic history

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Halifax Poor House Fire: A History and Critique of Societal Supports

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Laffoley states that one of his aims was to give “voice to those rendered voiceless.” He does that for the 30 residents aged 20 to 88, who died.

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DUPLICITY, from George Elliott Clarke’s Gold

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My double visage suits my double tongue—

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Max’s Folly: Time Travel, The Newspaper Biz and Offbeat Characters

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Turpin is also a natural storyteller, with a flair for offbeat characters, comic dialogue and droll situations.

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Mayann’s Train Ride tracks sweet nostalgia

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Mayann's Train Ride

When school lets out for the summer, Mayann eagerly prepares for her family’s trip to New York City.

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A map of Halifax in the 1950s by George Elliott Clarke

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The Motorcyclist is a novel of Halifax in the Jim Crow era and shows the clearest of colour lines as itmaps the city and its late 1950s landmarks. Yet, the issues Carl and the women he loves and hurts remain as current as asphalt.

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Familiar Words; New Ways to Express Feminism

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A feminist killjoy “takes pleasure in the work of interrupting the patriarchal norms that pass as joys.” When the guy at the checkout counter addresses his customer as “my love,” the feminist killjoy is the one who says “I’m not your love.”

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