New Episode: Scarborough Takes on Can-Lit

20190805_200314And we’re back with a brand new episode!

This time, we’re looking at Scarborough (2017) by Catherine Hernandez and Brother (2017) by David Chariandy, two powerful novels that bring voice to a diverse and chronically underfunded community in Canada. Both set in Scarborough, Ontario, they use intimacy and bureaucracy to show the workings of Canadian forms of power, structural racism, and economic inequality in ways not often seen in the historically white and middle-class Can-Lit (Canadian Literature). Through their work, we’re invited to ask who gets to determine what a community looks like, whose stories are told, and when and how does survival happen.

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We’d also love to hear your feedback or ideas for other books we could look at. Let us know in the comments, or fill out a review on iTunes.

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