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In collaboration with Muslim Link, Ottawa's online Muslim community newspaper, this community classroom is to explore the resistance and resilience of Black Muslims in Canada as they face discrimination and erasure in the mainstream narratives of
Unwilling to endure a culture of silence and submission, and disowned by her family, Nadia leaves her native Tunisia in 1984 amidst deadly violence, chaos, and rioting brought on by rising food costs, eventually emigrating to Canada to begin her life.
Hacking, snooping, data mining: all commonplace in the digital era. At work, on the road, even at home, your personal information can be seen and shared, your privacy violated.
Join us for an evening with author Sébastien Malette to discuss his latest book Songs Upon the Rivers: The Buried History of the French-Speaking Canadiens and Métis from the Great Lakes and the Mississippi across to the Pacific.
Rooted in thousands of pages of Access to Information documents and dozens of interviews carried out throughout Latin America, Blood of Extraction examines the increasing presence of Canadian mining companies in Latin America and the environmental and human rights abuses that have occurr
In December, we will discuss I am Woman written by one of the foremost Native writers in North America, Lee Maracle, at our book club. In this visionary book, Lee Maracle links her First Nations heritage with feminism.
Think tanks are often thought of as a uniquely US phenomenon. Although the largest concentration of think tanks is in the United States, they can be found in virtually every country.
This long poem addresses the imaginations of cultural hybridity as they are formed through passages between real and imagined homelands and host lands, be they Guyana, Canada, or India.
University structures have been under transformation for three decades in Turkey. As of January 2016 this transformation entered a new stage, with the government’s incessant measures that so far curbed down any means for searching and advocating for academic rights and liberties.
On behalf of the Ottawa chapter of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, you are invited to attend chapter two of Reconciliation: Listening to Aboriginal History.
A Propaganda System: How Canada’s Government, Corporations, Media and Academia Sell War and Exploitation reveals why most Canadians believe their country is a force for good in the world, despite a long history of supporting empire, racism and exploitation.
In Keywords (1976), Raymond Williams devised a "vocabulary" that reflected the vast social transformations of the post-war period.
Drawing from his qualitative research project on un/deremployment among trans* identified individuals, Irving will present the major issues that many trans* people face when trying to obtain and maintain work.
Violence against Indigenous women is epidemic.
Two Years in a French Prison, The Extradition of an Innocent Canadian: Hassan Diab
Usually, we think of the state of modern Israel, as well as the late nineteenth-century Zionist movement that led to its founding, as a response to anti-Semitism which grew out of cultural and religious Judaism. In What Is Modern Israel?, however, Yakov M.
This book is targeted to children, ages 4-8, and teaches the basic principles of personal financial management. It is about 5-year-old twins Ella and Andy who use their 3 Little Piggybanks called: Savings, Sharing and Spending.
Over the past decade, Canada has experienced considerable growth in labour migration. Moreover, temporary labour migration has replaced permanent immigration as the primary means by which people enter Canada.
After a few months of break, our book club is back in November. We are reading Birdie by Tracey Lindberg!
Paperback available at our store, both locations, or order online at http://octopusbooks.ca/book/birdie-0..
Please join us!
Milly Zantow wanted to solve the problem of her town’s full landfill and ended up creating a global recycling standard — the system of numbers you see inside the little triangle on plastics.
In this poetry book, David Groulx seamlessly weaves the spiritual with the ordinary and the present with the powerful voices of the past. He speaks for the spirit, determination, and courage of Aboriginal people, compelling readers to confront cruel reality with his sincere and inspiring vision.
The book argues that the category of mother is distinct from the category of woman and that many of the problems mothers face—socially, economically, politically, culturally, and psychologically—are specific to women’s work and identity as mothers.
Showcasing diverse voices of girls and young women from North America, Tatiana Fraser and Caia Hagel shift the focus from the media’s sensationalist stories to highlight real-life accounts of how girls are making positive change and shaping a new world.