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Reading Australia: Bush Stories by Barbara Baynton

Recently, I asked a couple members of the book blogging community for recommendations of Australian writers, and what I got will probably keep me busy for a while. This post is on Barbara Baynton’s famous short story collection Bush Studies … Continue reading

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First Post at Fresh Milk Books

The General In His Labyrinth is the first work by Marquez that I’ve read since he passed away in April. It is also the first review¬†that I’ve written as a Fresh Milk Books contributor. I chose my first Fresh Milk … Continue reading

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The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord

The Best of All Possible Worlds is a story about loss, mourning, discovery, love, a little 'mytho-poetic', with a sprinkling of humour and new beginnings. Lord's second novel begins with the destruction of Sadira, the home planet of a human race known as the Sadiri. The few survivors are left with the burden of starting over. Led by Dillenahkh (a name I never want to have to say out loud), a small group of Sadiri become refugees on another human planet, Cygna Beta. Continue reading

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An afternoon in the Colleen Lewis Reading Room

  After weeks of following the reviews by the team at Fresh Milk Books, I finally got a chance to browse the Colleen Lewis Reading Room (CLRR) at the Milking Parlour Studio. Last week, Fresh Milk Founding Director, Annalee Davis, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Colleen Lewis Reading Room


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Monthly Wrap-up: May

While not being the best time for reading, a lot of cool literary things went down this month. Festivals and Readings Two days after the Bim Lit Fest, the The University of the West Indies (in collaboration with Callaloo, a … Continue reading

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Classics Club: The Black Jacobins by C.L.R. James

After years of starting and stopping I’ve finally seen the inside of the back cover of The Black Jacobins. I was driven by two things. That it was my Post-Colonial/World literature pick for Classics Club for May and I wanted … Continue reading

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Bye bye, Bim Lit Fest

Something magical happens when writers, book lovers and book sellers gather into a single space. There is a kind of electricity in the air. Either that, or I’ve been drinking way too much coffee over the last couple of days. … Continue reading

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Off The Shelf: The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith

Alex Li is an Autograph Man. A little like being a Munchkin, or a Good Witch, or a Flying Monkey, or a rabbi. Not much, without your belief. Zadie Smith’s sometimes funny/sometimes sad narrative follows Alex Li Tandem, a half-Chinese … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: My First Book of Poetry for the Last Day of Poetry Month

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