Canadian-Kurdish journalist Ayub Nuri has worked as a war correspondent and political writer since 2003, covering the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the insurgency, and the war against ISIS. His memoir, Being Kurdish in a Hostile World, tells of Nuri's boyhood in Halabja during the Iran-Iraq War and recounts Saddam Hussein's chemical attack, civil war, living in refugee camps, and years of starvation that followed the UN's sanctions. Nuri's eyewitness account shows us why the ongoing Kurdish struggle for a country of their own is more important than ever.
Book launch hosted by Janice Stein, Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs.
A Toronto Lit Up Event
Light refreshments will be served. Event is free and all are welcome.
Denied her Indigenous status, Lynn Gehl has been fighting her entire life to reclaim mino-pimadiziwin--the good life. Exploring Anishinaabeg philosophy and Anishinaabeg conceptions of truth, Gehl shows how she came to locate her spirit and decolonize her identity, thereby becoming, in her words, "fully human." Gehl also provides a harsh critique of Canada and takes on important anti-colonial battles, including sex discrimination in the Indian Act and the destruction of sacred places. Claiming Anishinaabe is one woman's personal journey of moving deeper into Indigenous knowledge and working to resist the racist and sexist legacy of the Indian Act.
Lynn Gehl launches Claiming Anishinaabe in Toronto! With an introduction from Judy Rebick, founding publisher of rabble.ca.
The U of S Canada 150 Project is very pleased to host the launch of the book A Hero for the Americas: The Legend of Gonzalo Guerrero, by Robert Calder, U of S professor emeritus of English, published by University of Regina Press.
This book is the first comprehensive investigation of this controversial 16th-century figure who is today remembered all over the Yucatán as the symbolic father of millions of Mexican mestizos.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Introduction by U of S President Peter Stoicheff. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.