Roseway Publishing

Roseway Publishing aims to publish literary work that is rooted in and relevant to struggles for social justice. We are interested in publishing works of fiction, creative non-fiction, biographies and other literary writing that has a social justice theme.

  • Comment le Puma a fini par être appelé le Chat Fantôme / Ta’n Petalu Telui’tut Skite’kmujew

    By Michael James Isaac  Illustrated by Dozay (Arlene) Christmas     June 2014

    French and Mi’kmaw version of Michael James Isaac’s How The Ghost Came to Be Called the Ghost Cat / Ta’n Petalu Telui’tut Skite’kmujewey Mia’wj. Available exclusively from Fernwood Publishing.

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  • 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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  • Grist

    By Linda Little     March 2014

    Penelope MacLaughlin marries a miller and gradually discovers he is not as she imagined. Penelope struggles with loss and isolation, and suffers the gradual erosion of her sense of self. A series of betrayals leaves her with nothing but the mill and her determination to save her grandchildren from their disturbed father. While she can prepare her grandsons for independence, her granddaughter is too young and so receives the greater gift: the story that made them all.

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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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  • If This Is Freedom

    By Gloria Ann Wesley     September 2013

    If This Is Freedom continues the story of struggle for Loyalist settlers in Nova Scotia after the American Revolutionary War.

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  • Turn Us Again

    By Charlotte R. Mendel     September 2013

    Based on a true story and winner of the H.R. Percy Novel Prize and the Beacon Award for Social Justice, Turn Us Again is a powerful exploration of the dynamics within family relationships, enticing the reader to embark on a journey towards a more complex understanding of the issue of abuse.

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  • Everything Is So Political

    A Collection of Short Fiction by Canadian Writers

    Edited by Sandra McIntyre     May 2013

    Consisting of twenty short stories, this collection is proof that it is increasingly difficult, even impossible, for fiction not to be political. But make no mistake, the stories in this anthology are stories first: stories that are meant to be read, shared and enjoyed, but stories that will make you see things differently and question the world around you.

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  • The Lost Teachings / Panuijkatasikl Kina’masuti’l

    Illustrated by Dozay (Arlene) Christmas  By Michael James Isaac     April 2013

    This engaging story, with beautiful illustrations by Dozay (Arlene) Christmas, allows the reader to reconnect to and understand the seven teachings and their meaning in relation to themselves and society as a whole. The Lost Teachings is a story about the importance of the seven teachings – wisdom, respect, love, honesty, humility, courage and truth – and how interconnected they are in achieving balance, harmony and peace for individuals and society as a whole.

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  • Tailings of Warren Peace

    By Stephen Law     March 2013

    A corrupt mining company, repossessed gravestones, a man’s fractured past, mysterious notes posted to lampposts and murder deep in the highlands of Guatemala. In Tailings of Warren Peace, Stephen Law effortlessly weaves these elements into a powerful story of love and memory, exploring how the past haunts us and how solidarity can save us all. Mysterious, passionate and powerful, Tailings of Warren Peace shows us the interconnections that exist between us, transcending social class, culture and geography.

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  • Sagkeeng Legends (Sagkeeng Aadizookaanag)

    Stories by John C. Courchene

    By Craig Fontaine     September 2012

    John C. Courchene was born in Sagkeeng First Nation in 1914, where he attended the Fort Alexander Indian Residential School. Courchene’s time in the residential school was short; his brothers, “Joejay” and Louis, took John out school so he could help them cut wood in the bush. While this helped John make a lifetime commitment to hard work, it also resulted in John being “illiterate” in the European sense of the word. In the ways of the forest and his native language, Anishanabemowin, however, John was far from illiterate. Sagkeeng Legends is a testament to John’s cultural literacy and a monument in the face of eroding Indigenous language and culture caused by centuries of colonization.

    Originally recorded by John’s wife, Josephine Courchene, in the early 1980s and reprinted here in both English and Anishanabemowin by Craig Fontaine, the stories in Sagkeeng Legends represent two pebbles where a mountain of knowledge once stood. Nonetheless, this book is an important act of preserving and reintroducing Indigenous language and culture to a new generation.

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