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Published On: July 19, 2019
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Published On: July 18, 2019
Harold R. Johnson talks to Nam Kiwanuka about his memoir, "Clifford."
Published On: July 18, 2019
Shifting between memoir and fantasy, childhood stories and adult grief, the Saskatchewan author tells the story of his older brother, whose life was cut short by a drunk driver.
Published On: July 15, 2019
Veteran Canadian writer Barry Callaghan joins Nam Kiwanuka for a conversation about "All the Lonely People," his latest collection of short fiction.
Published On: July 12, 2019
Anthony De Sa discusses his book, "Children of the Moon."
Published On: July 11, 2019
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein talks to The Agenda in the Summer about her identity as a queer Black woman, the importance of mentorship, and why advocacy is a vital component of her work.
Published On: July 11, 2019
Fred Thomas played baseball in the Cleveland Indians farm system and football with the Toronto Argonauts. He was also one of Canada’s greatest basketball stars. But racism kept his story on the sidelines.  
Published On: July 10, 2019
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Published On: July 10, 2019
In her introductory essay, editor Sylvia Bashevkin considers how Canada ranks when it comes to supporting women in political leadership.
Published On: July 09, 2019
Cecil Foster talks to Nam Kiwanuka about his book, "They Call Me George: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada."
Published On: July 09, 2019
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Published On: July 08, 2019
Ann Hui discusses her book, "Chop Suey Nation," a history of Chinese food in Canada and an intimate retelling of her family's own story.
Published On: July 08, 2019
On a cross-country road trip, the food writer explores the world of small-town “fake Chinese” food — and what it reveals about culture, history, and the legacies of family.
Published On: July 05, 2019
Award-winning novelist Esi Edugyan talks about her book, "Washington Black."
Published On: July 05, 2019
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Published On: July 04, 2019
Rick Steves discusses his book, "Travel as a Poltical Act."
Published On: July 04, 2019
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Published On: July 04, 2019
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