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Bestselling author Chris Turner brings readers onto the streets of Fort McMurray, showing the myriad ways the oilsands impact our lives and demanding that we ask the question: To both fuel the world and to save it, what do we do about the Patch?
Against the background of the history of Cuba–U.S. interconnectedness and in light of Obama’s initiative and Trump’s election, Arnold August deals with the relationship between the two countries, delving into past and current U.S. aggression against Cuba’s artistic field, ideology and politics.
On Building a Social Movement focuses on the North American campaign for southern African liberation.
Surviving Canada: Indigenous Peoples Celebrate 150 Years of Betrayal is a collection of elegant, thoughtful, and powerful reflections about Indigenous Peoples’ complicated, and often frustrating, relationship with Canada, and how—even 150 years after Confederation—the fight for recogniti
Manufacturing Urgency: the Development Industry and Violence against Women investigates anti-violence policies in international development, demonstrating that strategies intended to end violence against women are constructed to serve ends other than the needs of women.
In the early twenty-first century, white-owned farms in Zimbabwe were subject to large-scale occupations by black urban dwellers in an increasingly violent struggle between national electoral politics, land reform, and contestations over democracy.
Dr. Hassan Diab is a Canadian sociology professor who taught at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. He was extradited to France on November 14, 2014, accused of involvement in the 1980 rue Copernic synagogue bombing in Paris.
Dr. Brian King is a psychologist and stand-up comedian whose humor therapy seminars are attended by more than ten thousand people each year. In The Laughing Cure, King combines wit with medical research to reveal the benefits of laughter and humor on physical and emotional health.
Join us for a night of poetry to celebrate Sonia Saikaley's new poetry book, A Samurai’s Pink House!
Since Justin Trudeau’s election in 2015, Canada has been hailed internationally as embarking on a truly progressive, post-postcolonial era—including an improved relationship between the state and Indigenous peoples living within its borders.
In June 2009, the democratically elected president of Honduras was kidnapped and whisked out of the country while the military and business elite consolidated a coup d’etat.
Chronic Lyme disease is a complicated, confusing, and terrifying abyss—a black hole of human suffering, conflicting views, widespread corruption, and unrelenting medical navigation.
Canada did not come of age at Vimy, and in all of Canada's wars both soldiers and civilians have died in vain. So why do people continue to support war in general, despite its poor record of benefits? And why, in particular, does Canada involve herself in other people's wars?
Octopus Books, Inter Pares and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights present: Women’s Health, Women’s Rights. Join us for a discussion of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Hassan Diab is an innocent Canadian citizen, a university professor, husband and father of two young Ottawa children, wrongfully sent to France where he sits in a tiny jail cell 22 hours a day undergoing years-long investigation for a crime he did not commit.
Please join us for light refreshments, a talk and book signing with public health journalist for The Globe and Mail, André Picard.
It's Authors for Indies Day! Come on in to celebrate independent bookstores across the country with Ottawa-based authors on April 29.
Food insecurity takes a disproportionate toll on the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada. A Land Not Forgotten examines the disruptions in local food practices as a result of colonization and the cultural, educational, and health consequences of those disruptions.
“Although there have been countless cases of women’s madness throughout history, almost no personal accounts have been formally documented. Was there no one to listen to these women, to write down their thoughts? Is it an arbitrary oversight?
Please join us in a discussion of James Baldwin's first novel Go Tell It on the Mountain at our book club on April 4.
Towards a Prairie Atonement addresses the question of our relationship with the land. Enlisting the help of a Metis Elder, Trevor Herriot revisits the history of one corner of the Great Plains.
“Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts.” -Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York
"Alternative facts are not facts. They are falsehoods," - journalist Chuck Todd, “Meet the Press”
Tom Rosenstiel, head of the Washington-based American Press Institute, will be in Ottawa to launch his first work of fiction, the political thriller Shining City, and also to launch into a discussion of the stranger than fiction world of the news media and the Trump presidency.
In the coming decades, the bulk of Africa's anticipated urban population growth will take place in smaller cities.