Books published by Tsar Pubns

Arrival of the snake-woman

Tsar Pubns | October 15, 2009 | 169 pages
Fiction. African American Studies. The Toronto author's Jamaican birthplace provides the setting for these powerful and poignant stories that span a period of roughly 150 years, from the closing days of slavery in 1838 to the 1980s. The tensions wrought by rapid change and conflicting loyalties are... More Info

The fourth canvas

Tsar Pubns | October 15, 2008 | 196 pages
Fiction. In the early 1970s a reclusive artist and philosopher disappears in Paris after completing a fantastic series of canvases that trace the rise and fall of empires. Eventually his bloated body is dragged from the Seine. The knowledge and insight die with him. Years later, Claude Chiragi, a... More Info

Rosa's District 6

Tsar Pubns | January 1, 2004 | 232 pages
In Cape Town's District 6, despite the brutality of apartheid laws, the lives of people go on. In these five connected stories, the central character is a precocious little girl called Rosa. Through her adventures in the neighbourhood we come to meet and know the District and its many colourful... More Info


Tsar Pubns | October 31, 2011 | 189 pages
Fiction. John arrives in a Montreal airport with a suitcase in hand. We do not know where he is from, or who he is. He takes up work as a night-shift nurse and writes his reflections and impressions in a notebook that he carries with him at all times. By means of these personal entries, the novel... More Info

Of hockey and hijab

Tsar Pubns | October 15, 2009 | 161 pages
Literary Nonfiction. Middle Eastern Studies. African American Studies. Asian American Studies. In these thoughtful essays, Sheema Khan--Canadian hockey mom and Harvard PhD--gives us her own pointed insights on the condition of being a modern and liberal, yet practising Muslim, especially in Canada.... More Info