RIP Robin Mathews (1931 – 2023)

“A long-time nationalist academic, author and poet, Robin Mathews (pictured at left) has died. From the 1960s he courted controversy in his efforts to have Canadian culture taken seriously.FULL STORY



The travel cure

August 16th, 2022

While trapped as a teenager in suburbia, Lisa Duncan dreamed of travelling the world. As a young adult, she mastered the art of climbing. Then, a setback as Duncan watched the onset of neurological diseases begin to destroy the bodies of her dad and brother. She saw how their lengthy illnesses took a toll on her mother, who was their caregiver. Being a loner, Duncan decided in 1996 to reclaim her identity and travel to Africa on her own – this at a time when there was no internet or Google Maps. She describes her ensuing adventures and lessons learned in the Chimanimani mountains in Zimbabwe, the dunes of Namibia and the Zambezi River in her memoir Chasing Africa: Fear Won’t Find Me Here (RMB $25). 9781771605816

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