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People of Pathology Podcast July 5, 2021 – Posted in: Interviews

Zul Premji, author of Malaria Memoirs, was interviewed by the People of Pathology Podcast. They discuss: His early years and education in Tanzania; His personal experience with malaria and how that helped to inspire his interest in parasitology; Studying at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and at the Karolinska Institute; The relationship between malaria and poverty; Public health challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa; The influence of politics on the fight against malaria; Some…

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5 CARIBBEAN CANADIAN AUTHORS TO KNOW February 25, 2021 – Posted in: Highlights

Olive Senior is the Toronto-based Jamaican author of 18 works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and children’s literature. Her widely taught, widely translated works have won her many awards, including the Matt Cohen Award, the Musgrave Medal, and the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. Her stories, set in rural and urban Jamaica, are celebrated for their humour and musicality, haunting use of history and folklore, and rich characters, many of them children coming to terms with…

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5 AFRICAN CANADIAN AUTHORS TO KNOW February 20, 2021 – Posted in: Highlights

Kagiso Lesego Molope is a South African writer who lives in Ottawa. Her novels, set in the South Africa of the 1990s and afterwards, bear witness to the legacies of apartheid and are studied in schools across South Africa. Her best-known book, the young adult novel This Book Betrays My Brother, won a Percy FitzPatrick Award and an Ottawa Book Award. and was named to best-of lists by Kirkus Reviews, the Globe and Mail, CBC, and the Chicago Public Library. WHAT TO READ: Awumey is a Togolese-Canadian writer…

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A Message from the Publishers January 8, 2021 – Posted in: From the Publisher, Roundup

For the 40 years they have been active in the Canadian literary scene, the publishers behind Mawenzi House have sought to bring you, our cherished readers here in Canada and beyond, a world of diverse books that speak to the full range of human experience. In 2021, too, we continue to be dedicated to filling your year with rich, delightful, indelibly different books. We at Mawenzi House send our sincere best wishes for the new…

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Re-Ignite Your Purpose: Conversations With Munira, Part 6 – Gratitude: The Power of Thankfulness December 10, 2020 – Posted in: Inspiration

Do you live a life of gratitude? In this session, we will explore the power of gratitude, as well as methods to make gratitude a daily practice. Join Munira Premji (author of Choosing Hope) and The Ismaili Canada for the last session in a six-part series on maximizing your potential. Watch the video below, and then visit The Ismaili Canada for resources and other information, here. Other sessions in this series: Part 1 – Self-Awareness: Re-connecting With…

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A Mawenzi House Holiday Gift Guide December 4, 2020 – Posted in: Gift Guides

With so many family members to love on, friends to delight, and colleagues to impress during the gift-gifting season, many of us find ourselves overwhelmed by the endless browsing and comparing and guessing and shortlisting that goes into holiday shopping. Thankfully, we know that books remain evergreen gifts—they are wonderfully aesthetic, provide long hours of enjoyment, and have lasting significance for those who receive them. Here at Mawenzi House, we’ve put together a gift guide for you so that finding that memorable book for…

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Re-Ignite Your Purpose: Conversations with Munira, Part 5 – Emotions: Getting Your Emotions to Work for You December 3, 2020 – Posted in: Inspiration

Do you sometimes find that you get overwhelmed with strong emotions?  Do you get consumed by events and are unsure of what to do next? Join us for a session to learn more about the language of emotions and managing emotions to serve us well. Join Munira Premji (author of Choosing Hope) and The Ismaili Canada for the fifth session in a six-part series on maximizing your potential. Watch the video below, and then visit The…

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