Monthly Archives: November 2011

New in Memoir – On The Edge of Being: An Afghan Woman’s Journey

A vivid account of youth in Afghanistan, where coming to grips with her sense of womanhood, Dr. Sharifa Sharif gives a firsthand view of the repressive, violent and sometimes redemptive aspects of Afghan society. The scope of the book spans … Continue reading

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Video: Carmen Rodriguez at the Toronto Women’s Bookstore Nov 10

After a great introduction by Ann Decter, Carmen Rodríguez was in fine form at TWB last Thursday. What follows her selection of readings from Retribution is a talk about the emergence of theme in the novel, the act of translation, … Continue reading

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Retribution and current affairs in Chile

Retribution is the product of over a decade of preparation and writing. The Martinez family live through twentieth-century Chile, and through them the novel touches on a history that has held the attention of the world over for decades. But … Continue reading

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