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In the spirit of Amy Tan’s international bestselling novel The Joy Luck Club, Mirrors and Mirages is an intricately woven, deftly told story that follows the lives of women and their daughters.
In the wake of revelations about National Security Agency activities—many of which occur “in the cloud”—this book offers both enlightenment and a critical view. Cloud computing and big data are arguably the most significant forces in information technology today.
Octopus is honoured to present this timely and pertinent book on Palestine in support of Palestinians' on-going struggle for freedom on their homeland .
With Richard Swift ; Errol Sharpe ; Cy Gonick ; Andrea Levy and Bob Thomson
Book Signing, Meet the Author of Truth That Wampum Tells
Cinema Politica At the Peoples Social Forum 2014!
Octopus Books and The Kino-nda-niimi Collective presents two launches of The Winter We Danced, a collection of writing, poetry, lyrics, art and images from the diverse voices that make up the past, present, and future of the Idle No More movement.
August 21-24, 2014
University of Ottawa, 550 Cumberland St,
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
For more than a century academics have had unique rights to speak, teach, and write freely.
In partnership with Purich Publishing and the Canadian Health Coalition, Octopus Books presents: 'Moving Aboriginal Health Forward: Discarding Canada's Legal Barriers' with author Yvonne Boyer.
Special Event: Leocadio Juracan on Indigenous Peasant Farmers’ Land Rights and Forced Displacement in Guatemala
Coffee & treats will be served.
Beloved Glebite Clyde Sanger has a new opus to add to his canon! It's called Second Wind, but in Clyde's words, this book "might as equally be called Second Fling because, like its predecessor, Defrosting (2005), it is unashamedly a further act of self-indulgence, a self-published collection of
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Dr Seuss.
Join us for the Ottawa premiere of Seeds of Hope
Wednesday, May 28 2014
@ MayFair Theatre (1074 Bank St.)
“Diversidad – A Road Trip to Deconstruct Dinner” is a documentary about a group of young Canadians who got on their bikes to raise awareness on the impacts of Word Trade Organization and industrial agriculture.
Commoning was a way of life for most of our ancestors. In Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good, author Heather Menzies journeys to her roots in the Scottish Highlands, where her family lived in direct relation with the land since before recorded time.
Please join Kizzy Paris for a discussion at our lunchtime series on the state of our education system for our children.
Book Launch - Peacemakers: How people around the world are building a world free of war
By Douglas Roche, O.C.
Published by James Lorimer & Co
Between October 2010 and May 2013, Sam McKegney conducted interviews with leading Indigenous artists, critics, activists, and elders on the subject of Indigenous manhood.
Publicity pervades our political and public culture, but little has been written that critically examines the basis of the modern Canadian “publicity state.” This collection is the first to focus on the central themes in the state’s relationship with publicity practices and the “permanent campaig
The moon figures prominently in Prayer Songs, this first collection of poetry by Gord Bruyere. Structured to reflect a moon cycle and deeply influenced by traditional Anishinaabe cultural teachings, these twenty-eight poems explore different motivations and expression of prayer.
MiningWatch Canada and Octopus books are pleased to host Extractive Legacies, featuring presentations and discussion with MiningWatch board members Kevin O'Reilly and Bruce Maclean.
Please note that this event is postponed.