Edited by Althea Prince
This collection contains stories and poems written by 12 Black women; it is serendipitous that their voices blend seamlessly, and beautifully, even though the writers are intergenerational. The storytelling crosses local, national, and international cultural sensibilities, giving the reader a glimpse of the way the storytellers ‘receive’ and share ‘Story’. The poets cut through emotional lines to caress the reader, just before they unleash a shaft of insight that rattles your consciousness. Contributors to Black Notes include Motion, Trey Anthony, Itah Sadu, D’bi Young, Sister Souljah, Brenda Lee Browne, Jully Black, and Jemeni.
Short fiction/Poetry · Canada $19.95 · US $19.95 · Trade paperback · ISBN 978-1-55483-175-3 · 224 pages · 5" x 8"
By Tara McGowan-Ross
Disordered eating. Tear gas. Coked-out sex. This is life during a student strike. Girth is an uncomfortably honest poetic account of a woman's body, suspended between reflection, action, and self-destruction. As the speaker attempts to engage in an meaningful political process, she grapples with her self-image and chronic eating disorder. She is impeded by identity, violence, and politics, and the way they manifest in the body: as memory, as habit, as pain, and as stillness. A love letter to the best and worst parts of the self, a love letter to the uneasy contradiction in the moment before a decision, a love letter to anarchism and the goal of revolution in the self and the state, Girth is at once confrontational and familiar, grappling with the personal, the political, and every other word that means "body" or "I'm sorry.”
Poetry · Canada $19.95 · US $19.95 · Trade paperback · ISBN 978-1-55483-176-0 · 112 pages · 5" x 8"
By Rinaldo Walcott
Queer Returns returns us to the scene of multiculturalism, diaspora, and queer through the lens of Black expression, identity, and the political. The essays question what it means to live in a multicultural society, how diaspora impacts identity and culture, and how the categories of queer and Black and Black queer complicate the political claims of multiculturalism, diaspora, and queer politics. These essays return us to foundational assumptions, claims, and positions that require new questions without dogmatic answers.
African-Canadian Studies/Queer Studies · Canada $19.95 · US $19.95 · Trade paperback · ISBN 978-1-55483-174-6 · 242 pages · 5" x 8"
The Professional Financial Advisor IV
Putting Transparency and Integrity First
By John J. De Goey
After decades of debate, sweeping changes have transformed the financial services industry. At the same time, more and more Canadians are turning to professionals to invest their money and arrange their financial affairs.
John J. De Goey argues that financial advisors are changing the way they do business. Instead of earning commissions for placing products, they are increasingly charging fees for rendering more professional services. In the process, they are putting the interests of their clients ahead of the interests of their employers and product suppliers. Investors are finally becoming empowered to make informed decisions about whom they work with. This book will help them avoid the industry's bad apples.
This fourth edition is updated to keep you on top of recent changes in the industry and is written in an accessible manner. Whether you work in the financial services industry or are currently an investor, it should be required reading.
Personal Finance · Canada $19.95 · US $19.95 · Trade paperback · ISBN 978-1-55483-173-9 · 238 pages · 5" x 8"
Talking Music 2
By Holger Petersen
Talking Music 2 is the second collection of Holger Petersen’s in-depth radio interviews with artists—the pioneering men and women who created the blues and roots sounds that have influenced the course of popular culture and music worldwide. Many of his interview subjects are no longer with us—their stories need to be told.
The book includes twenty-five interviews with a broad range of unique artists and songwriters representing regional styles, including Chicago, Memphis, and Delta blues; Southern soul and rockabilly; and New Orleans rhythm and blues. Each interview is preceded by informative background material on the artist, Petersen’s own stories of their meetings, and photographs.
b.b. king• allen toussaint • bobby charles • zachary richard • billy boy arnold
charlie musselwhite • rory block • sam the sham • ronnie hawkins
david clayton-thomas • amos garrett/david wilcox • james burton/albert lee
wanda jackson • chip taylor • townes van zandt • solomon burke
dan hicks • steve miller • mose allison • van dyke parks
bill medley (the righteous brothers) • ronnie earl • maddy prior/maggie bell
foreword by rob bowman
Music · Canada $19.95 · US $19.95 · Trade paperback · ISBN 978-1-55483-172-2 · 426 pages · 5" x 8"