A white protagonist leaves Kinshasa in search of a villain in the dense jungles of the Congo.
Tracing a modern Kurtz in the Congo
Deni Ellis Béchard's captivating, autobiographical novel, White, combines a high-stakes plot with self-examination.
The novel’s depiction of the confusion and violence of the Congo is entirely convincing according to reviewer Paul Headrick. FULL STORY
Trudeau’s cabinet so liked the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project that they “bought the company” from Texas-based oil giant Kinder… FULL STORY
Shelagh Rogers shines a light on her friend Richard Wagamese’s final novel, published before it was completed, in an interview… FULL STORY
Reviewer Sheldon Goldfarb pays tribute by respectfully mimicking McCardell’s amusing but always thoughtful style. Shoelaces are Hard & Other Thoughtful… FULL STORY
Robert Sandford leaves no stone unturned in his assessment of crises emerging in freshwater and marine systems in China, Canada,… FULL STORY
With his artwork in Revolving W and Flying Pigs, Keith McKellar brings an energy to Vancouver’s social history that few… FULL STORY
An intriguing overview by Patricia Roy (left), The Collectors shows how the Royal B.C. Museum’s unsung curators have since developed… FULL STORY
Such is the case with Awesome Ancient Grains & Seeds, a hybrid gardening/ cookbook by Dan Jason and Michele Genest–reviewed… FULL STORY
In Salish Blankets: Robes of Protection and Transformation, Symbols of Wealth, we learn Janice George and Buddy Joseph have since… FULL STORY
Still co-habiting, the poet further accepts her ex-partner’s trans-journey as a queer-trans woman falling in love with another woman. The… FULL STORY
Christopher Wright, author of Arctic Cargo, reviews Ken Burton’s Canada’s Arctic and Kevin Vallely’s Rowing the Northwest Passage. Rowing the… FULL STORY
Along the way we learn pyramid builders ate garlic for stamina and Louis XIV started the fad for snacking on… FULL STORY
Ultimately this is a book about a particular house rather than a social class or family, according to reviewer Patrick… FULL STORY
Her third book from Caitlin Press, Blossoms in the Gold Mountains, pays tribute to Chinese settlements in the Fraser Canyon… FULL STORY
His independent title recalls a rare instance when Canada did not entirely focus its research efforts in eastern Canada.
The intrepid geographer’s 15th magnum opus doesn’t disappoint, according to local historian Walter Volovsek, an expert on the Columbia &… FULL STORY
To paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of their extinction were exaggerated, as evidenced by Not Extinct: Keeping the Sinixt Way,… FULL STORY
The collected early works of Wah (born 1939) and Marlatt (born 1942) reflect origins in the 1960s with Tish, the… FULL STORY
According to reviewer David Milward, Darrel J. McLeod “offers a brutally honest front-seat view of the havoc” wrought by intergenerational… FULL STORY
Finally, the Salt Spring Island author has been awarded the $50,000 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize for Dear Evelyn, a… FULL STORY