Afghani flight to freedom

Shahnaz Qayumi (left) writes about the aftermath of the Russian withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989 and details life under Taliban rule for young readers in her latest novel.FULL STORY


Passing on knowledge and passion

July 20th, 2022

What is a good feminist and how is it learned? More particularly, how does one learn – through ideas, feelings and texts – of living in a good way? Hannah McGregor tackles these issues in A Sentimental Education (WLU Press $24.99). Known as the podcaster behind Secret Feminist Agenda and Witch, Please, McGregor writes in her Author’s Note that this book is a “meditation on what it means to care deeply—about justice, about revolution, about changing the world—and to know that caring is necessary and yet utterly insufficient. This work will never be perfected, and it will never be completed.” McGregor works through her own experiences described by her publisher as “a white settler, a fat femme, and a motherless daughter.” Some of her conclusions are that learning is lifelong and “the most practical thing we can do with our knowledge and our passions” is to “Pass it on.” McGregor is an assistant professor at SFU’s publishing program. 978-1-77112-557-4

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