Herizons Fall 2020

Herizons Fall 2020
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Herizons FALL 2020 | VOLUME 34 NO. 3
 
news
 
COMMUNITY UNITES IN AFTERMATH 
OF N.S. KILLINGS……………………………… 6
by Penni Mitchell
 
FIRST WOMAN OF COLOUR TO HEAD 
 
HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM ………………….. 7
 
FERTILE GROUND FOR BLACK FARMING…. 8
by Doreen Nicoll
 
features
 
WHY WE NEED A RESILIENCE REBELLION . 14
Survivor memoirs have well-deserved spaces
on bestseller lists and feminists’ bookshelves.
Much of the appeal lies in their depictions
of resilience—the way women survive and
sometimes thrive in the aftermath. Julie Lalonde’s
memoir, Resilience Is Futile: The Life and Death
and Life of Julie S. Lalonde, challenges this notion.
by Renée Bondy
 
OUT FROM THE MARGINS …………………..18
Muslim authors of young adult fiction are
creating stories about coming of age in Canada
for girls navigating both traditional and North
American expectations. Whether the heroine is
a burkini-wearing student, a superhero, or a Jane
Austen-esque young teacher, they are affirming the
voices and choices of a new generation.
by Niranjana Iyer
 
THE LITERARY ALCHEMIST…………………. 22
Souvankham Thammavongsa’s sharp insights
on the struggles of refugees are revealed in her
short story collection How to Pronounce Knife.
Through characters who “do the grunt work
of the world,” she reveals their experiences of
fleeing, arriving and assimilating, and their
dreams of tree-lined neighbourhoods.
by Irene D’Souza
 
arts & ideas
 
MUSIC ………………………………………….. 27
Pantayo by Pantayo; Glory! Glory! Apathy Took the
Helm! by Vile Creature
Reviews by Alison Lang
BOOKS ………………………………………… 28
The Desirable Sister by Taslim Burkowicz; The Henna
Artist by Alka Joshi; Recipe for a Perfect Wife by
Karma Brown; Such a Lonely, Lovely Road by Kagiso
Lesego Molope; Crocuses Hatch from Snow by Jaime
Burnet; This Lovely City by Louise Hare; From Where
I Stand: Rebuilding Indigenous Nations for a Stronger
Canada by Jody Wilson-Raybould; Amma’s Daughters
by Meenal Shrivastava; Inside Broadside: A Decade of
Feminist Journalism edited by Philinda Masters with
the Broadside Collective; The Abortion Caravan:
When Women Shut Down Government in the Battle for
the Right to Choose by Karin Wells.
 
BIG FAT LIES …………………………………  36
How women are speaking their truth and promoting
fat acceptance.
by Kris Rothstein
 
FILM …………………………………………….. 38
Sisters Rising, Directed by Willow O’Feral and
Brad Heck; Antigone, Directed by Sophie
Deraspe; The Assistant, Directed by Kitty
Green; Jezebel, Directed by Numa Perrier
Reviews by Maureen Medved
 
Columns
 
POLICE ENFORCE COLONIAL VALUES ….. 5
by Lianne Leddy
LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK ... .13
by Judy Rebick
CHALLENGING ANTI-BLACK RACISM ….. 26
by Ayesha Mian Akram
POLICE HINDER RAPE JUSTICE ………….. 40
by Kate Sloan
 
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