Biography/Memoir

  • Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit

    What Inuit Have Always Known to Be True

    Edited by Joe Karetak, Frank Tester and Shirley Tagalik     September 2017

    Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit — meaning all the extensive knowledge and experience passed from generation to generation — is a collection of contributions by well- known and respected Inuit Elders. The book functions as a way of preserving important knowledge and tradition, contextualizing that knowledge within Canada’s colonial legacy and providing an Inuit perspective on how we relate to each other, to other living beings and the environment.

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  • Just Jen

    Thriving Through Multiple Sclerosis

    By Jen Powley     April 2017

    “Jen Powley’s intimate and provocative writing will wake you up. Jen brings insight, compassion, and humour to these memorable stories of living ‘waist high’ among family, friends, and lovers. Trust this writer: she’s the real thing.”

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    A Roseway Book
  • Working for the Common Good

    Canadian Women Politicians

    By Madelyn Holmes     March 2017

    In Working for the Common Good, Madelyn Holmes details the political policy work of eight social democratic Canadian women and highlights their largely unrecognized struggles and accomplishments.

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  • Burnley “Rocky” Jones Revolutionary

    An Autobiography by Burnley “Rocky” Jones

    By James St.G. Walker and Burnley “Rocky” Jones  Afterword by George Elliott Clarke     September 2016

    The story of Rocky Jones is a reminder that human rights are not a gift, but a prize that must be fought for.

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    A Roseway Book
  • Exiled for Love

    The Journey of an Iranian Queer Activist

    By Arsham Parsi and Marc Colbourne     March 2015

    Finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir/Biography All orders of Exiled for Love are 30% off. Use discount code exiled30 during checkout

    A fast-paced memoir of Arsham Parsi, a queer Iranian activist who was forced to flee his country under threat of execution for his work in fighting human rights abuses against LGBT individuals in Iran.

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    A Roseway Book
  • Socialist Cowboy

    The Politics of Peter Kormos

    By Larry Savage     July 2014

    Socialist Cowboy is a political biography detailing the life and activism of longtime New Democrat MPP Peter Kormos, one of the most colourful and controversial political personalities in the history of Ontario politics.

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    A Roseway Book
  • Double Pregnant

    Two Lesbians Make a Family

    By Natalie Meisner     March 2014

    Double Pregnant is author Natalie Meisner’s light-hearted, poignant and informative true story about starting a family with her wife Viviën.

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    A Roseway Book
  • Notes on Ernesto Che Guevara’s Ideas on Pedagogy

    By Lidia Turner Marti     February 2014

    Available for the first time in English outside of Cuba, this book introduces readers to Che Guevara’s pedagogical thinking.

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  • Rebel Without A Pause

    By Nick Ternette     October 2013

    Rebel Without A Pause is the autobiography of Winnipeg’s best-known and most persistent political activist, Nick Ternette.

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    A Roseway Book
  • The Ugly Canadian

    Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy

    By Yves Engler     September 2012

    Stephen Harper’s foreign policy documents the sordid story of the Canadian government’s sabotage of international environmental efforts, a government totally committed to tar sands producers and a mining industry widely criticized for abuses. Furthermore, this sweeping critique details Harper’s opposition to the “Arab Spring” democracy movement and his backing of repressive Middle East monarchies, as well as his support for a military coup in Honduras and indifference to suffering of Haitians following the earthquake that devastated their country. The book explores Canada’s extensive military campaign in Libya, opposition to social transformation in Latin America and support for a right-wing Israeli government. With an eye to Canada’s growing international isolation, The Ugly Canadian is a must read for those who would like to see Canada adopt a more just foreign policy.

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