Project Category: Books

Mr. Singh Among the Fugitives Novel Montreal: Linda Leith Publishing, 2017 R.U. Singh has always known he is destined to live the life of an English country squire. After a few false starts, in Bombay, Thunder Bay and Toronto, he settles into a comfortable existence as a small-town Ontario lawyer, much solicited for the diversity he lends committees and conclaves. But—lest he forget—he is accepted only at the whim of his woman in white, a commanding university administrator, and by her whim can also fall. Mr. Singh Among the Fugitives sends up the multicultural aspirations of Canadian identity, pokes...

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The Path of the Jaguar Novel Saskatoon: Thistledown Press, 2016 In 1997, as Guatemala emerges from thirty-six years of civil war, Amparo Ajuix , an energetic young Mayan woman, sees a chance for a better life for herself, her husband and her children. Amparo charts an intricate path between her indigenous Mayan culture and Cakchiquel-Mayan language, and the alluring opportunities of the nearby tourist town of Antigua. Yet barriers block Amparo’s path: her village is divided between Catholics and Evangelical Christians, her husband suspects that their second child is not his. As Amparo’s culture erodes and her hopes confront...

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 Finalist, Canada Prize in the Humanities, 2015  Winner, Best Book 2013-2016, Canadian Association of Hispanists Sandino’s Nation Ernesto Cardenal and Sergio Ramírez Writing Nicaragua, 1940-2002 Ernesto Cardenal and Sergio Ramírez Writing Nicaragua, 1940-2002 Criticism/ History Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014. Ernesto Cardenal and Sergio Ramírez are two of the most influential Latin American intellectuals of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.  Addressing Nicaragua’s struggle for self-definition from divergent ethnic, religious, generational, political and class backgrounds, they constructed distinct yet compatible visions of national history, anchored in a reappraisal of the early twentieth-century insurgent leader Augusto César Sandino....

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A Green Reef: The Impact of Climate Change Essay Westmount, Quebec: Linda Leith Publishing, 2013. Hamburg, Germany: Alouette Verlag, 2014. Unsere Welt in Gefahr. Klimawandel und Zivilisation. [German translation by Jürgen Brócan und Kerstin Zimmermann]. In spite of its disturbing implications, the impact of climate change on our physical environment can be difficult for us to understand or imagine. Moving from a memoir of a journey through an abundant yet fragile natural world to the daunting scientific evidence that climate change will lead to the degradation of nature and upheaval within society, this essay offers a lucid personal approach...

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A Report on the Afterlife of Culture Essays — Emeryville, Ont.: Biblioasis, 2008. In A Report on the Afterlife of Culture, one of Canada’s most provocative writers ranges across continents, centuries and linguistic traditions to examine how literary culture and our perception of history are changing as the world grows smaller. Weaving together daring literary criticism with front-line reporting on events such as the end of the Cold War in Poland, the plight of indigenous cultures in Mexico, and Guatemala, and African reactions to the G8 Summit, Henighan evokes a world where astonishing cultural riches flourish under siege from...

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