Add Aboriginal Authors to your Reading List

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19 Aboriginal Authors To Add To Your Reading List

The work of Aboriginal writers in Canada has received a much-needed boost lately, thanks to the inclusion of Tracey Lindberg’s book Birdie in the most recent slate of CBC’s “Canada Reads” selections. But as good as Lindberg’s work is, it’s just a small slice of the poetry, fiction, non-fiction, criticism, and other written work produced by Aboriginal writers across the country.

The list below is far from comprehensive, but it highlights some of the best and brightest of Canada’s Aboriginal writing community. That includes Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a recent winner of a prestigious international award. It also features Joseph Boyden, whose novel The Orenda can be found in bookstores across the country. You’ll find Governor General’s Awards nominees and winners and critical favourites, representing Canada from coast to coast.

Read further @ Huffington Post

Travel the World Through Books

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Take a trip around the globe with these books from the eighty most populated countries in the world.

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Adichie’s Story Being Adapted into Film

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HAY-ON-WYE, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 09:  Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie attends the Hay Festival on June 9, 2012 in Hay-on-Wye, Wales. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)

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Another Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Story Is Being Adapted Into a Film

Another novel by acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is getting the film treatment.

This time it will be a short story from her critically-acclaimed collection The Thing Around Her Neck, first published in 2009. The award-winning Nigerian author agreed to sell the film adaptation rights of “On Monday of Last Week“ to Ghanaian director Adoma Akosua Owusu and her Ghanaian-based production company, Obibini Pictures.

Read further @ Essence

 

 

 

Infographic Endangered Languages

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infographic called Endangered Languages which explores which languages are dying and which are on the path to extinction.

According to the graphic, 80 percent of the world’s languages could vanish within the next century.

Source: GalleyCat

Review of Don DeLillo’s ‘Zero K’

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Don DeLillo’s deep freeze: ‘Zero K’ takes on death, futurists and cryonics

In Don DeLillo’s new novel, “Zero K,” words have come unattached from the things they mean. The title indicates the temperature zero Kelvin, best known as absolute zero. But in the story, Zero K is an elite level of cryogenics, and even the scientists who work there admit it’s not actually part of the process.

That’s only the beginning. Our thirtysomething protagonist Jeff doesn’t meet people so much as observe and define them. “I named them the Stenmark twins. They were the Stenmark twins,” he decides about a pair of artist-futurists, never learning their actual names. But even then his designation is unsettled; they are, he concludes, “Jan and Lars, or Nils and Sven.” When young, Jeff would challenge himself to define a word, chasing it down through the dictionary: Fishwife to shrew to shrewmouse to insectivorousto vorous. He hasn’t given this up, and his attempts to find definitions lead to words and more words, while the real object remains far from reach.

This gap between the word and the thing, the signifier and the signified, is appropriate for DeLillo, one of the masters of postmodern literature. “White Noise,” which won the 1985 National Book Award, is a darkly humorous classic of alienation, doublespeak and suburban life.

Read further @ Los Angeles Times

New Short Story by Zadie Smith

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TWO MEN ARRIVE IN A VILLAGE

Zadie Smith has written a new short story for The New Yorker’s annual summer fiction issue. The piece is entitled Two Men Arrive in a Village. Here’s an excerpt:

“Two men arrive in a village by foot, and always a village, never a town. If two men arrive in a town they will obviously arrive with more men, and far more in the way of supplies—that’s simple common sense. But when two men arrive in a village their only tools may be their own dark or light hands, depending, though most often they will have in these hands a blade of some kind, a spear, a long sword, a dagger, a flick-knife, a machete, or just a couple of rusty old razors. Sometimes a gun. It has depended, and continues to depend.”

Read further @ The New Yorker

Summer Reading Tips

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22 Summer 2016 Books You Won’t Want To Miss

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Looking forward to reading new books this Summer. Here are some advice.

Read further @ Huffington Post

 
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