Category Archives: Dionne Brand

Happy Anniversary, Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian!: Some Highlights from the Last 5 Years

Did you know it was exactly five years ago that I started this blog? I can’t believe it, and probably wouldn’t have noticed except for a handy WordPress notification that popped up last week when I logged in and informed … Continue reading

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Four Queer Black Canadian Women Writers You Should Be Reading for Black History Month

It’s February, and that means it’s Black History Month! Check out these four queer Black Canadian women authors whose books you should definitely have on your shelves. Continue reading

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A Reflection on My Year of Reading QTPOC Books

When I was looking back on the books that I had read in 2014, I realized that, despite the fact that according to lots of people’s standards I read very ‘diverse’ books, I had read more than twice the amount … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Queer Book Gift Guide

Maybe it’s because I’m a crazy book lover, but to me there is no better present for any occasion than a book.  So, if you’re buying someone—lover, girlfriend, long-term partner—something this Valentine’s Day, consider one of these excellent options: With … Continue reading

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Canadian Queer Women’s Classics: A Top Ten Must-Read List

So, I recently did a bit of googling (asking Lord Google, as my friend would say) to find out what is usually included on lists of must-read “lesbian” books, or lists of “lesbian” classics.  I’m putting lesbian in scare quotes … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Daphne Marlatt, Dionne Brand, Emma Donoghue, Erotica, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic, Jane Rule, Lesbian, Mariko Tamaki, Montreal, Nalo Hopkinson, Non-Canadian, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Romance, Rural, Science Fiction, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Vancouver, Young Adult, Zoe Whittall | Tagged | 14 Comments

The Best Queer Women’s Fiction of 2014

Another year is ending, and another year where I added more books to my to-read list than  I scratched off.  Oh well.  New Years also means it’s time for the best of 2014.  I didn’t read as many new books … Continue reading

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#crazyforcanlit: This Year’s Queer Offerings from the Canadian Publishing Season

So there’s kind of a fun thing happening over at the Giller Prize website. They’ve got a big, pretty picture list of all the Canadian fiction published (and yet-to-be-published) this year and are inviting people to make creative lists with … Continue reading

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