Mariam Pirbhai’s Isolated Incident reviewed by Quill & Quire. Read here.
Laila Re’s Nila the Bleeding Garden reviewed by Maryse’s Book Blog. Read here.
Rima Elkouri interviewed by CBC Books. Read here.
Isolated Incident and Mariam Pirbhai featured on the Muslim Network TV. Watch here.
Isolated Incident and Mariam Pirbhai featured in the Record. Read here.
Toronto, I Love You reviewed by Emily Breitkopf at the Ampersand Review. Read here.
Isolated Incident and Nila: The Bleeding Garden listed in CBC Book‘s list of “65 works of Canadian fiction to watch for in fall 2022.” Read here.
Isolated Incident listed in Quill & Quire‘s Fall fiction preview. Read here.
Toronto, I Love You reviewed by the Toronto Star. “[Leclair] helps us see the city with fresh eyes[.]” Read here.
Fareh Malik interviewed by CBC on his poetry collection, Streams that Lead Somewhere, and his RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award win. Read here.
Manam listed on the Scotiabank Giller Prize’s “Craving CanLit 2022” list. Read here.
de book of Joseph reviewed by the Hamilton Review of Books. Read here.
Toronto, I Love You reviewed by Montreal Review of Books, called a “deeply nuanced portrait of society.” Read here.
Reminders on the Path reviewed by Minola Review. Read here.
de book of Joseph included by CBC Books in their list of books to read for June. Read here.
Sheniz Janmohamed (Reminders on the Path) interviewed by Pearl Pirie on her blog. Read here.
Leslie Roach (Finish that Sentence) interviewed by Pearl Pirie on her blog. Read here.
Toronto, I Love You reviewed by The Miramichi Reader. Read here.
Any Girl reviewed by Quill & Quire. Read here.
H Nigel Thomas awarded the Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize (Arts)! Read here.
Interdisciplinary artist 8ULENTINA released an EP named after a section from Trish Salah’s Wanting in Arabic, “Hysteria of Origins”. Read more about the EP here.
Bittersweet by Natasha Ramoutar reviewed by Wasafiri.
Caroline van Rooyen (Any Girl) interviewed by the Beaumont News. Read here.
searching for eastman shortlisted for the ReLit Award for poetry! Read here.
Toronto, I Love You listed by CBC Books as one of “40 Canadian books coming out in May we can’t wait to read.” Read here.
An excerpt from Any Girl is on Open Book. Read here.
Where the Baedeker Leads listed as one of “22 debut Canadian poetry collections to read for National Poetry Month” by CBC Books. Read here.
Reminders on the Path reviewed by Canthius magazine. Read here.
Reminders on the Path reviewed by The Temz Review. Read here.
Terry Watada (The Game of 100 Ghosts, The Four Sufferings) spoke to CBC Ideas about Japanese Internment. Read here.
Rana Bose, author of The Fourth Canvas, shares an extended conversation with H Nigel Thomas about his recently published collection of poetry, The Voyage, for Montréal Serai. Watch here.
Terry Watada, author of The Four Sufferings and The Game of 100 Ghosts, interviewed by The New Quarterly about his poetry. Read here.
In the Bowl of My Eye and de book of Joseph listed in CBC Books‘ Spring Poetry preview. Read here.
Toronto, I Love You listed in Quill & Quire‘s Spring preview. Read here.
Toronto, I Love You listed in CBC Books‘ Spring Fiction preview. Read here.
Malaria Memoirs reviewed in The Citizen. Read here.
Sheniz Janmohamed talks to author Shilpa Agarwal of Rukus Avenue Radio, an exclusive South Asian radio station, about her new book. Listen here.
Malaria Memoirs reviewed in The Star (Kenya’s daily paper) by Dr Makokha, Professor of Literature and Theatre at Kenyatta University. Read here.
charles c smith (Searching for Eastman) interviewed by CBC’s The Next Chapter. Listen here.
Leslie Roach has a new poem published on Anvil Tongue Books’ blog. Read here.
Searching for Eastman by charles c smith listed by CBC Books in their Gift Guide as one of “20 books for the music lover on your holiday shopping list.” Read here.
Searching for Eastman by charles c smith reviewed in the Toronto Star. Read here.
H Nigel Thomas named a recipient of the Judy Mappin Community Award for his contributions to English-language literature in Quebec. Read here.
Sheniz Janmohamed (Reminders on the Path, Firesmoke, Bleeding Light) appointed U of T Scarborough’s 2022 writer-in-residence. Read here.
Manam (Rima Elkouri) and The Voyage (H Nigel Thomas) both reviewed in the Fall issue of the Montreal Review of Books.
Murray Hogben (Minarets on the Horizon) sat down for an extended conversation with Prof Shobhana Xavier for the New Books Network. Read here.
All Lit Up featured Thorsten Nesch and Rima Elkouri for their NaNoWrimo column. Read here.
A poetry collection curated by James Yékú (Where the Baedeker Leads) and Jumoke Verissimo on the protest writings that have emerged in response to the police brutality taking place in Nigeria was featured in Brittle Paper. Read here.
Edem Awumey (Descent into Night, Mina Among the Shadows) is featured in the “Rock” episode of Writing the Land, the new CBC documentary about some of Canadian literature’s most exciting writers. Watch here.
Malaria Memoirs, Zul Premji’s “rags-to-research” story about his lifelong journey as a malaria expert, is reviewed by the Literary Review of Canada. Read here.
Professor Toyin Falola reviewed James Yékú’s collection Where the Baedeker Leads in the New Times. Read here.
Mohineet Kaur Boparai’s Polychromasia reviewed in the forthcoming fall issue of Herizons Magazine: “Polychromasia furthers the poet’s goal of challenging the reader to actively create their own meaning.”
Natasha Ramoutar’s Bittersweet reviewed in Arc Poetry Magazine: “These collections honour multiple geographies and generations and their generosity bestows knowledge and compassion as headwaters for perception, belonging, justice, and action.”
Leslie Roach’s Finish this Sentence reviewed in Arc Poetry Magazine: “If you’re Black and you’ve ever needed to hear, ‘you’re not crazy’ while allowing yourself madness, if you’ve ever needed to be shown scars that mirror your own, there is space for you in Finish this Sentence.”
“Indigenous inexplicitus” from Ayaz Pirani’s Kabir’s Jacket Has a Thousand Pockets is a featured poem on The League of Canadian Poets’s website. Read here.
Congratulations to Joseph Dandurand, author of SH:LAM, on winning the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence! Read here.
Read two poems—”Traveler” and “Take a Knee”—from James Yékú’s Where the Baedeker Leads on the All Lit Up blog. Read here.
James Yékú talks about his new collection Where the Baedeker Leads and his philosophy of poetry in interview with The University of Kansas News. Read here.
Indo Caribbean World calls Natasha Ramoutar’s Bittersweet a “Diaspora Must Read.” Read here.
Sheniz Janmohamed reads “Rift Valley Song” from her forthcoming collection Reminders on the Path for All Lit Up’s “Poetry in Motion” series. Watch here.
The Voyage is selected as one of 49th Shelf’s “On Our Radar” picks. Read here.
The Youth of God by Hassan Ghedi Santur is one of 49th Shelf‘s “Quick Hits” picks. Read here.
The Festival of Literary Diversity team has chosen Choosing Hope by Munira Premji for their September reading challenge, which highlights authors living with chronic illnesses. Read here.
searching for eastman by charles c. smith is an All Lit Up staff pick for the fall. Read here.
The titular story of Arrival of the Snake-Woman, by Olive Senior, is first on The Guardian‘s recommended list of top 10 magical short stories. Read here.
If you missed it, you can now watch the talk that the Canadian Council of Muslim Women recently hosted for Murray Hogben’s new book, Minarets on the Horizon. Watch here.
The Journal of West Indian Culture pays tribute to H Nigel Thomas as one of the most important “Queeribbean” writers active today. Read the Twitter thread here.
Reminders on the Path (Sheniz Janmohamed), searching for eastman (charles c smith), Where the Baedeker Leads (James Yeku), and The Voyage (H Nigel Thomas) listed by CBC, “45 Canadian poetry collections to watch for in fall 2021” Read here.
Gavin Barrett (Understan) profiled by author Ed Seaward on his website. Read here.
Manam by Rima Elkouri listed by CBC in list of “65 Canadian works of fiction to watch for in fall 2021.” Read here.
James Yeku (Where the Baedeker Leads) interviewed by PRISM international. Read here.
Mina Among the Shadows reviewed by the Montreal Review of Books: “[A] unique blend of mystery, political commentary, and magic realism.” Read here.
Minarets on the Horizon reviewed by Monia Mazigh in Rabble: “[A] relevant and timely reminder of the history of Muslim presence in Canada and the challenges and achievements that have accompanied this ongoing journey.” Read here.
Natasha Ramoutar’s Bittersweet is paired with Grace Lau’s The Language We Were Never Taught to Speak in All Lit Up‘s recommendation of books that offer up fresh reflections on diasporic identity. Read here.
Zul Premji, author of Malaria Memoirs, was interviewed by the People of Pathology Podcast. Listen here.
Uma Menon (Hands for Language) writes piece challenging critical race theory ban by Florida lawmakers. Read here.
Feel Ways reviewed by Quill & Quire. Read here.
Shaukat Ajmeri’s Keepers of the Faith recommended by Trillium book award nominee Farzana Doctor in the Toronto Star. Read here.
Malaria Memoirs: My Life Journey as a Public Health Doctor is on CBC Books‘ “17 Canadian books coming out in June we can’t wait to read” list. Read here.
Adrian De Leon, one of the editors of FEEL WAYS, is interviewed by Open Book on the creative process of assembling the celebrated new anthology of Scarborough stories. Read here.
Yolk Literary Journal recently sat down with author Edem Awumey and translators Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott (Mina Among the Shadows) for a thoughtful conversation on the intimacy involved in translation, the role of technology in their workflow, and easiest ways to begin learning French. Listen here.
Shaukat Ajmeri’s Keepers of the Faith reviewed by the Berkeley Beacon. Read here.
Poet L. Kiew reads Yaya Yao’s “english” from flesh, tongue as a part of a new project called “I Know That is Poetry,” curated by London-based group Corrupted Poetry. Watch here.
Leslie Roach interviewed by All Lit Up, where she talks about Finish This Sentence and how it has served as “declaration, rebellion, and empowerment. Read here.
Natasha Ramoutar and Bittersweet have made the longlist for the 2021 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award in a year of strong entries. Read here.
Natasha Ramoutar, author of Bittersweet and co-editor of FEEL WAYS, has been named by the Toronto International Festival of Authors as one of eight rising literary stars in Canada. Read here.
Elizabeth Allua Vaah appeared at a reading series hosted by the Writers Project of Ghana and Goethe-Institut Ghana, reading from Maame and discussing religion, gender, and folklore. Watch here.
Waiting for the Rain by Lamees Al Ethari reviewed in Herizons.
Shadows of the Crimson Sun by Julia Lin reviewed in Taipei Times. Read here.
Bittersweet by Natasha Ramoutar featured by Daniel Scott Tysdal for his column in Open Book. Read here.
Olive Senior (Arrival of the Snake-Woman) named Jamaica’s new Poet Laureate! Read here.
Leslie Roach (Finish this Sentence) interviewed by CBC’s Adrian Harewood for Our Ottawa as part of its International Women’s Day project. Listen here.
Leslie Roach (Finish this Sentence) interviewed for CBC’s In Her Words digital conversation series. Read here.
Thorsten Nesch appeared on Douglas Coleman’s radio show to talk about My Totem Came Calling. Read here.
Rouge by Adrian De Leon reviewed by University of Toronto Quarterly. Read here.
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine and Joséphine Bacon covered in University of Toronto Quarterly. Read here (en français).
Uma Menon’s Hands for Language reviewed by Rungh. Read here.
Mawenzi House publisher Nurjehan Aziz profiled in Quill and Quire, celebrating 40 years of championing literary diversity. Read here.
Munira Premji, author of Choosing Hope, spotlighted by Myeloma Canada. Read here.
Finish this Sentence by Leslie Roach listed by CBC Books in their list of “25 books by Black Canadian authors to read in 2021.” Read here.
H Nigel Thomas (When the Bottom Falls Out) and Téa Mutonji (Feel Ways) were both interviewed by CBC Ideas for a two-part series called Behind the Lines. Listen here.
Uma Menon (Hands for Language) named a 2021 YoungArts winner. Read here.
H Nigel Thomas (When the Bottom Falls out) interviewed by Nantali Indongo on CBC’s The Bridge. Listen here.
Kabir’s Jacket Has a Thousand Pockets by Ayaz Pirani reviewed in Arc Poetry Magazine. Read here.
Leslie Roach’s poetry collection Finish this Sentence has been recommended by the Festival of Literary Diversity as one of their February reads. Read here.
Natasha Ramoutar (Bittersweet, Feel Ways) wrote an essay, “I Was a Teenage Beauty Pageant Loser,” for The Walrus, describing her experience losing a beauty pageant as a teenager. Read here.
Maame by Elizabeth Allua Vaah and Finish This Sentence by Leslie Roach both featured on All Lit Up’s Black History Month reading list. Read here.
Elizabeth Allua Vaah wrote an essay for Black History Month, urging her employers and colleagues at TD Bank to reflect on questions of racial justice. Read here.
Adrian De Leon (Rouge) interviewed for a Rolling Stone feature on Netflix’s reality show Bling Empire. Read here.
Bittersweet by Natasha Ramoutar reviewed in Quill & Quire, praising Ramoutar’s “especially skilled use of internal rhymes.” Read here.
Leslie Roach (Finish This Sentence) appeared on CBC’s Ottawa Morning to share her thoughts on Amanda Gorman. Listen here.
Elizabeth Allua Vaah wrote on the significance of the word “maame” (meaning “mother”), and why she chose it for the title of her short story collection, in an interview with Open Book. Read here.
Maame by Elizabth Allua Vaah featured on The African Book Review. Read here.
Message Sticks by Joséphine Bacon listed by BBC Radio 4’s Open Book on their weekly book list. Read here.
An excerpt from Mina Among the Shadows by Edem Awumey is now on Open Book! Read here.
Terry Watada (The Four Sufferings) profiled by the Vancouver Bulletin. Read here.
Elizabeth Allua Vaah’s short story collection Maame has been recommended by the Festival of Literary Diversity as one of their January reads. Read here.
Lamees Al Ethari’s memoir, Waiting for the Rain, featured The Record. Read here.
Joseph A Dandurand, author of SH:LAM, interviewed by rob mclennan . Read here.
Bittersweet by Natasha Ramoutar listed in CBC’s round-up of “The best Canadian poetry of 2020.” Read here.
Bittersweet by Natasha Ramoutar included in 49th Shelf’s list of “2020 Poetry Delights.” Read here.
Natasha Ramoutar interviewed by Page Fright Podcast. Listen here.
Bittersweet by Natasha Ramoutar reviewed in Canthius, called “superb.” Read here.
Ayaz Pirani, author of Kabir’s Jacket Has a Thousand Pockets, interviewed by rob mclennan . Read here.
Hands for Language by Uma Menon reviewed by Kirkus Reviews. Read here.
Such a Lonely, Lovely Road by Kagiso Lesego Molope reviewed by Herizons, called “a beautiful love story.” Order the issue here.
Natasha Ramoutar interviewed by Manahil Bandukwala in Canthius. Read here.
Understan by Gavin Barrett reviewed by Patrick Connors at the League of Canadian Poets. Read here.
Publisher Nurjehan Aziz named to the 2020 Ivy Award, presented by the Toronto International Festival of Authors. Read here.
The Youth of God by Hassan Ghedi Santur reviewed in Africa is a Country. Read here.
Hands for Language by Uma Menon reviewed in Ruminate Magazine. Read here.
Natasha Ramoutar’s Bittersweet listed as one of “37 Canadian poetry collections to watch for in fall 2020” by CBC Books. Read here.
Leslie Roach’s Finish this Sentence listed as one of “37 Canadian poetry collections to watch for in fall 2020” by CBC Books. Read here.
Blueberries and Apricots and SH:LAM reviewed in Wasafiri.
Joseph A Dandurand’s SH:LAM reviewed in Canadian Literature. Read here.
My Totem Came Calling and Such a Lonely, Lovely Road reviewed in Canadian Literature. Read here.
Munira Premji’s Choosing Hope reviewed by India Currents, called “an inspiration.” Read here.
Hands for Language by Uma Menon reviewed by India Currents. Read here.
Hands for Language by Uma Menon included in Ms Magazine‘s “July 2020 Reads for the Rest of Us.” Read here.
Maame by Elizabeth Vaah included in 49th Shelf‘s “Most Anticipated: Our 2020 Fall Fiction Preview” Read here.
Mina Among the Shadows by Edem Awumey (translated by Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott) included in 49th Shelf‘s “Most Anticipated: Our 2020 Fall Fiction Preview” Read here.
My Totem Came Calling by Blessing Musariri and Thorsten Nesch is a star selection in Best Books for Kids and Teens. Read here.
Understan by Gavin Barrett included in CBC Books list of 12 Canadian books coming out in June to check out. Read here.
Munira Premji contributed to Nursing the World to Health, a blog post by Toronto International Festival of Authors. Read here.
Keepers of the Faith by Shaukat Ajmeri included in Great Literary Getaways list on 49th Shelf. Read here.
Hassan Ghedi Santur chatted with Toronto WOTS on Twitter about The Youth of God. Read here.
Kagiso Lesego Molope helped the Institute for African Studies at Carleton University celebrate 10 years. Read here.
Shaukat Ajmeri answered a Q&A and read from his debut novel, Keepers of the Faith, for 49th Shelf’s Launchpad series. Read here.
Tehmina Khan wrote a guest post on Borderless Journal about her experiences with COVID-19. Read here.
Keepers of the Faith by Shaukat Ajmeri chosen as an Editors’ Pick on 49th Shelf. Read here.
Rouge by Adrian De Leon featured during DiscoverVerse, a poetry month celebration on All Lit Up. Read here.
SH:LAM by Joseph A. Dandurand shortlisted for the 2019 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (BC and Yukon Book Prizes). Read here.
My Totem Came Calling chosen as a Weekend Read on All Lit Up. Read here.
Sohan S. Koonar interviewed by Anokhi Life on Paper Lions. Read here.
Kagiso Lesego Molope’s Such a Lonely, Lovely Road mentioned in The Silhouette. Read here.
Bethlehem Terrefe Gebreyohannes’ Fire Walkers mentioned in The Toronto Star. Read here.
Hassan Ghedi Santur’s The Youth of God listed by CBC Books as one of “6 works of Canadian fiction to read for Black History Month 2020.” Read here.
This Book Betrays My Brother reviewed by Canadian Literature, called “a beautifully written and absolutely haunting novel.” Read here.
My Totem Came Calling listed by 49th Teachers as one of their Black History Month picks. Read here.
Kagiso Lesego Molope listed by CBC Books as one of “Six Canadian writers of black heritage to watch in 2020.” Read here.
Then There Were No Witnesses reviewed by Himal Southasian, called “at once desperate and assertive, poignant and hopeful.” Read here.
Ava Homa (Echoes from the Other Land) wrote an article in the Toronto Star. Read here.
My Totem Came Calling reviewed by CM: Canadian Review of Materials, called “well-written with a good sense of voice.” Read here.
Lamees Al Ethari interviewed by Open Book about her memoir, Waiting for the Rain. Read here.
Cyril Dabydeen (Drums of My Flesh) has won the Canute A Brodhurst Prize for best short fiction in The Caribbean Writer Volume 33, for “How Far Do We Go?” Read here.
Joseph A Dandurand interviewed by Shelagh Rogers for The Next Chapter. Listen here.
The Youth of God by Hassan Ghedi Santur longlisted for Canada Reads! Read here.