Linda R. Melvern

Linda Melvern is an investigative journalist and writer. For four years she was a reporter with the Sunday Times, including as a member of their award-winning Insight team. Since leaving the paper to write her first book, she has written widely for the British press and also lectures in international issues. She is a visiting fellow in the Department of INternational Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Her books include: The Ultimate Choice: Who Betrayed the United Nations and Why (1995), End of the Street (1986), and Techno-Bandits (1984) (co-authored).

  • Take Back The Fight

    Organizing Feminism for the Digital Age

    By Nora Loreto     October 2020

    In Take Back The Fight, Nora Loreto examines the state of modern feminism in Canada and argues that feminists must organize to take back feminism from politicians, business leaders and journalists who distort and obscure its power.

  • Land-Water-Sky / Ndè-Tı-Yat’a

    By Katłıà     October 2020

    Land-Water-Sky/Ndè-Tı-Yat’a is the debut novel from Dene author Katłįà. Set in Canada’s far north, this layered composite novel traverses space and time, from a community being stalked by a dark presence, a group of teenagers out for a dangerous joyride, to an archeological site on a mysterious island that holds a powerful secret.

    A Roseway Book
  • Black Matters

    By Afua Cooper  By Wilfried Raussert     October 2020

    Halifax’s former Poet Laureate Afua Cooper and photographer Wilfried Raussert collaborate in this book of poems and photographs focused on everyday Black experiences.

    A Roseway Book
  • Identifying as Arab in Canada

    A Century of Immigration History

    By Houda Asal  Translated by Mary Foster     October 2020

    While “Arabs” now attract considerable attention – from media, the state, and sociological studies – their history in Canada remains little known. Identifying as Arab in Canada begins to rectify this invisibilization by exploring the migration from Machrek (the Middle East) to Canada from the late 19th century through the 1970s.

  • Text Messages

    Or How I Found Myself Time Travelling

    By Yassin “Narcy”  Alsalman     October 2020

    Text Messages is the first multi-genre collection by Montreal-based Iraqi hip-hop artist, activist, and professor Yassin “Narcy” Alsalman.

    A Roseway Book
  • How We Go Home

    Voices from Indigenous North America

    Edited by Sara Sinclair     September 2020

    How We Go Home shares contemporary Indigenous stories in the long and ongoing fight to protect Indigenous land and life.

  • About Canada: Disability Rights

    2nd Edition

    By Deborah Stienstra     September 2020

    In the second edition of About Canada: Disability Rights, Deborah Stienstra explores the historical and current experiences of people with disabilities in Canada, as well as the policy and advocacy responses to these experiences.

  • ohpikinâwasowin / Growing a Child

    Implementing Indigenous Ways of Knowing with Indigenous Families

    Edited by Leona Makokis, Ralph Bodor, Avery Calhoun and Stephanie Tyler     September 2020

    Western theory and practice is over represented in the child welfare services for Indigenous peoples, not the other way around. Contributors to this edited collection subvert the long-held, colonial relationship between iyiniw (Cree or nēhiyaw) peoples and the systems of child welfare in Canada.

  • Critical Perspectives on Social Control and Social Regulation in Canada

    Edited by Mitch Daschuk, Carolyn Brooks and James Popham     August 2020

    Critical Perspectives on Social Control and Social Regulation in Canada is an introduction to the sociology of what has traditionally been called deviance and conformity. This book shifts the focus from individuals labelled deviant to the political and economic processes that shape marginalization, power and exclusion.

  • Ideology Over Economics

    P3s in an Age of Austerity

    By John Loxley     August 2020

    In Ideology Over Economics, economist John Loxley examines the expansion of P3s following the 2008 global financial crisis, when corporations responded to the crisis by lobbying governments for financial assistance and austerity governments responded by expanding financial resources for P3s.