News

April 2019

12/04/2019
Joseph A Dandurand wrote a piece for CBC Books, recommending a book of poetry that is meaningful to him. Read here.

08/04/2019
The Greatest Films and How to Dance in This Rarefied Air reviewed by Sanchari Sur in Arc Poetry Magazine.

02/04/2019
Such a Lonely, Lovely Road listed as a Nota Bene by World Literature Today. Read here.

March 2019

29/03/2019
Blueberries and Apricots reviewed by World Literature Today, called “a resounding ‘Yes’ to the universe and a rebuke to those who would dismiss both poetry and the lives of indigenous peoples.” Read here.

29/03/2019
Monsoon on the Fingers of God reviewed by World Literature Today. “After reading this book, readers will not return to their own cities in their own present moments unchanged.” Read here.

26/03/2019
Ghost Boys by Shenaaz Nanji and This Book Betrays My Brother by Kagiso Lesego Molope included in the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Social Justice and Diversity Book Bank. See the full collection here.

08/03/2019
This Book Betrays My Brother by Kagiso Lesego Molope included in CBC’s “15 Canadian books to read on International Women’s Day” list. Read here.

05/03/2019
The Orpheus Choir of Toronto included a composition called “beneath/sound” by Katerina Gimon, inspired by Yaya Yao’s poem, “sound” from Flesh, Tongue for their International Women’s Day programming. Watch the performance here.

04/03/2019
Kagiso Lesego Molope was highlighted on the Carleton Newsroom. Read here.

February 2019

28/02/2019
The Youth of God by Hassan Ghedi Santur selected as one of Scott Fraser’s “A Black History Month (Black Future) Reading List” books on All Lit Up. Read here.

26/02/2019
This Book Betrays My Brother by Kagiso Lesego Molope included in CBC’s list of “6 Canadian books for younger readers to check out during Black History Month.” Read here.

25/02/2019
Rouge by Adrian De Leon reviewed by Ryan Fitzpatrick on Debutantes. Read here.

19/02/2019
Such a Lonely, Lovely Road by Kagiso Lesego Molope included in CBC’s list of “6 works of Canadian Fiction to Read For Black History Month.” Read here.

07/02/2019
This Book Betrays My Brother by Kagiso Lesego Molope included in the London Public Library spotlight: Black Canadian Authors list for Black History Month. Read here.

04/02/2019
Kagiso Lesego Molope interviewed by The Next Chapter on CBC Books. Listen here.

01/02/2019
Such a Lonely, Lovely Road by Kagiso Lesego Molope included in the Toronto Public Libraryrecommended reading list for Black History Month. Read here.

January 2019

29/01/2019
Rouge by Adrian De Leon featured in All Lit Up‘s Poetry in Motion series. Read here.

28/01/2019
Adrian De Leon interviewed in the Scarborough Mirror about Rouge. Read here.

09/01/2019
Blueberries and Apricots by Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, translated by Howard Scott, selected as part of The Fold’s Reading Challenge Part 1: Translated Book By a French Canadian. Read here.

02/01/2019
Such a Lonely, Lovely Road by Kagiso Lesego Molope selected by CBC Books in their “Best Canadian Fiction of 2018” list! Read here.

02/01/2019
This Book Betrays My Brother by Kagiso Lesego Molope selected by CBC Books as their “top pick” of 2018 in Canadian YA! Read here.

2018

December 2018

05/12/2018
Monsoon on the Fingers of God reviewed by Wasafiri. Read here.

05/12/2018
The Johannesburg Review of Books has an excerpt from Such a Lonely, Lovely Road. Read here.

04/12/2018
Open Book has an excerpt of poems from Adrian De Leon’s Rouge. Read here.

02/12/2018
This Book Betrays My Brother named to Kirkus Reviews‘ Best Young Adult Books of 2018. Read here.

01/12/2018
This Book Betrays My Brother listed by the Globe and Mail in their 100 best books of 2018. Read here.

01/12/2018
This Book Betrays My Brother listed on the Canadian Children’s Book Centre‘s December reading list of their favourite books of the year. Read here.

November 2018

30/11/2018
Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott wrote an essay for CBC Books. Read “Thoughts on Translation” here.

30/11/2018
Sasenarine Persaud and Monsoon on the Fingers of God spotlighted in the Tampa Bay News. Read here.

29/11/2018
Trish Salah interviewed by CBC Books on her poetry. Watch here.

29/11/2018
Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott interviewed by CBC Books about their translation, Descent into Night. Read here.

29/11/2018
This Book Betrays My Brother listed in CCBC’s Best Book for Kids and Teens, and reviewed by Canadian Children’s Book News! See the listing and read the review here.

29/11/2018
Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott interviewed by 49th Shelf, for their interview series with the 2018 Governor General’s Award winners. Read the interview and an excerpt from Descent into Night here.

28/11/2018
The Thin Line reviewed by Maria Pia Marchelletta, President of WEN. Read here.

27/11/2018
Kagiso Lesego Molope’s upcoming writing workshop at the Abantu Book Fest listed as one of the highlights of the event by Destiny Connect. Read here.

23/11/2018
Adrian De Leon and Rouge profiled in Univeristy of Toronto News. Read here.

22/11/2018
Adrian De Leon interviewed by Matt Galloway on CBC Metro Morning. Listen here.

20/11/2018
Adrian De Leon included in article from the Discoure spotlighting Scarborough artists. Read here.

15/11/2018
Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott interviewed by the New Hamburg Independent on their Governor General’s Award win. Read here.

13/11/2018
Kagiso Lesego Molope interviewed by Open Book about Such a Lonely, Lovely Road. Read here.

13/11/2018
Kagiso Lesego Molope interviewed by artsfile on how she came to write Such a Lonely, Lovely Road. Read here.

05/11/2018
Gugu Hlongwane’s Electric Fences listed as one of “3 books by black women writers that Donna Bailey Nurse thinks you should read” on CBC The Next Chapter. Read here.

01/11/2018
Such a Lonely, Lovely Road reviewed by Quill and Quire, called “evocative and absorbing.” Read here.

October 2018

30/10/2018
Descent into Night won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation! See here.

29/10/2018
Sasenarine Persaud is the 2018 recipient of the HAF Award for the Advancement of Dharmic Arts and Humanities. Read here.

25/30/2018
Then There Were No Witnesses listed as a Nota Bene by World Literature Today. Read here.

19/10/2018
This Book Betrays My Brother reviewed by CM: Canadian Review of Materials, called “significant.” Read here.

15/10/2018
Rahul Varma’s Truth and Treason shortlisted for the Quebec Writers’ Federation Playwriting Prize! See here.

15/10/2018
Truth and Treason reviewed by Canadian Literature: “What is interesting about the play is that it uses the Iraqi conflict to reflect on war from a more personal and inner perspective, centring on such private issues as relationships, family, love, honesty, and doubt.” Read here.

11/10/2018
Monsoon on the Fingers of God reviewed by Dr. Vishnu Bisram at Indo-caribbean Diaspora News. Read here.

11/10/2018
Confluences 2 reviewed by Canadian Literature: “Confluences 2 offers a fascinating panorama of contemporary postnational writing…” Read here.

11/10/2018
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap listed by Autostraddle as one of “8 Books Featuring Disabled Queer Women Characters”. Read here.

06/10/2018
Geetha Sukumaran and Ahilan (Then There Were No Witnesses) interviewed by Firstpost. Read here.

03/10/2018
Descent into Night listed as a Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation! See here.

September 2018

26/09/2018
Kagiso Lesego Molope interviewed by CBC Books on the inspiration behind her latest novel, Such a Lonely, Lovely Road. Read here.

24/09/2018
Kagiso Lesego Molope interviewed by UMFM 101.5 FM in Winnipeg on This Book Betrays My Brother. Listen on Soundcloud here.

13/09/2018
CBC Books lists Such a Lonely, Lovely Road as one of 18 must read Canadian books” for Fall 2018. Read the full listhere.

10/09/2018
Desi News profiled Mawenzi House’s Nurjehan Aziz! Read here.

August 2018

30/08/2018
Trish Salah did a Magic 8 Q&A with CBC Books, answering 8 questions from 8 fellow authors. Read here.

07/08/2018
Such a Lonely, Lovely Road listed by CBC Books in their Fall preview as one of “24 works of Canadian fiction to watch for this fall.” Read here.

05/08/2018
Things She Could Never Have reviewed by Dawn, called “a welcome taste of the essence of precisely what it means to be Pakistani.” Read here.

August 2018

30/08/2018
Trish Salah did a Magic 8 Q&A with CBC Books, answering 8 questions from 8 fellow authors. Read here.

07/08/2018
Such a Lonely, Lovely Road listed by CBC Books in their Fall preview as one of “24 works of Canadian fiction to watch for this fall.” Read here.

05/08/2018
Things She Could Never Have reviewed by Dawn, called “a welcome taste of the essence of precisely what it means to be Pakistani.” Read here.

July 2018

13/07/2018
Kagiso Lesego Molope interviewed by Kirkus Reviews on This Book Betrays My Brother and #MeToo. Read here.

10/07/2018
This Book Betrays My Brother reviewed by Amy Mathers at the National Reading Campaign. Read here.

June 2018

22/06/2018
Ghost Boys listed in Best Books for Kids and Teens. See here, and read the review in Canadian Children’s Book News.

01/06/2018
This Book Betrays My Brother reviewed by School Library Journal, called “a timely and worthy choice for any public or school library.”

May 2018

17/05/2018
Trish Salah listed as Finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers!

10/05/2018
Tehmina Khan (Things She Could Never Have) interviewed by She Does The City. Read here.

10/05/2018
Sanjay Talreja (Downward This Dog) featured on All Lit Up for Short Story Month. Read here.

09/05/2018
Shadows of the Crimson Sun included on TaiwaneseAmerican‘s list of “50 Books for Your Taiwanese American Library.” Read here.

01/05/2018
Things She Could Never Have reviewed by The Temz Review. Read here.

April 2018

30/04/2018
“This poignant novel presents us with a girl on the cusp of womanhood desperately trying to navigate the dissonant sociocultural imperatives placed on men and women in her society.” This Book Betrays My Brother given a starred review by Kirkus. Read here.

25/04/2018
Things She Could Never Have listed as a Nota Bene by World Literature Today. Read here.

19/04/2018
Lisa de Nikolits at the Minerva Reader reviewed Descent into Night: “The prose is an unflinching spotlight that shines directly into that morass of unspeakable events.” Read here.

15/04/2018
Today’s Book of Poetry reviewed How to Dance in This Rarefied Air. Read here.

March 2018

26/03/2018
Lisa de Nikolits at the Minerva Reader reviewed The Muslimah Who Fell to Earth. Read here.

25/03/2018
Descent into Night received starred review from Publishers Weekly! Read here.

20/03/2018
“This is a novel of emotional complexity, of what it means to survive through trauma, and the repercussions of that survival.” Descent into Night reviewed by Montreal Review of Books. Read here.

07/03/2018
Descent into Night reviewed by The African Book Review, called “beautifully pictured.” Read here.

07/03/2018
“A must read for readers who want to see the underbelly of Pakistani society and its diaspora.” Things She Could Never Have reviewed by Blue Minaret. Read here.

06/03/2018
Julia Lin interviewed by TaiwaneseAmerican.org about Shadows of the Crimson Sun. Read here.

February 2018

09/02/2018
Pamela Mordecai was included in Room Magazine‘s “20 Black Writers to Read All Year Round” list. Read here.

07/02/2018
Kagiso Lesego Molope wrote a blog post on All Lit Up, entitled “Solace and affirmation: talking about rape with other women.” Read here.

January 2018

26/01/2018
This Book Betrays My Brother by Kagiso Lesego Molope included in Quill & Quire‘s “Spring Preview 2018: Books for Young People.” Read here.

25/01/2018
Amie Gaudet from Amie’s Book Reviews awarded Shadows of the Crimson Sun by Julia Lin a Gold Star of Excellence. Read here.

22/01/2018
Lisa de Nikolits reviewed Downward This Dog at the Minerva Reader. Read here.

16/01/2018
Salon .ll. has included an excerpt of “A Long Journey to Mercy: Joy Kogawa’s Gently to Nagasaki” from Confluences 2. Read here.

06/01/2018
Amie Gaudet from Amie’s Book Reviews calls Things She Could Never Have a “must read.” Read here.

04/01/2018
The Globe and Mail calls Tehmina Khan’s Things She Could Never Have “a kaleidoscopic view of those so often rendered invisible.” Read here.

02/01/2018
Shenaaz Nanji (Ghost Boys) interviewed by Annemarie O’Brien (author of Lara’s Gift) for her blog. Read here.

2017

December 2017

19/12/2017
How to Dance in this Rarefied Air makes CBC’s list of the best Canadian poetry of 2017! Read here.

November 2017

28/11/2017
How to Dance in this Rarefied Air listed as one of “7 Canadian books to read if you love the poetry of Alden Nowlan” by CBC Books. Read here.

25/11/2017
“At times both cutting and soft, this book is a language for unseen Muslim women.” The Muslimah Who Fell to Earthreviewed in Broken Pencil. Read here.

15/11/2017
Salon .ll. posted an excerpt from Shadows of the Crimson Sun. Read here.

08/11/2017
Fauji Banta Singh reviewed by Wasafiri: “Sadhu Binning has a unique style of vibrantly portraying his characters and his situations with utmost truthfulness.”

08/11/2017
The Musliman Who Fell to Earth reviewed by Wasafiri: “the rich diversity of the collection is its strength.”

08/11/2017
The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada recieved positive review in Wasafiri.

06/11/2017
Ghost Boys reviewed by CM Magazine, called “highly reccommended.” Read here.

03/11/2017
Ghost Boys reviewed by Lois Donovan on her blog. Read here.

01/11/2017
“[A]n imaginative take on a familiar story.” de book of Mary reviewed in the Fall issue of Herizons.

October 2017

30/10/2017
Ghost Boys given a mixed review by Kirkus. Read here.

17/10/2017
Ghost Boys reviewed by The National Reading Campaign. Read here.

10/10/2017
Shenaaz Nanji (Ghost Boys) interviewed for Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Cynsations blog. Read here.

September 2017

21/09/2017
Shenaaz Nanji interviewed about Ghost Boys by Vermont College of Fine Arts’ WCYA The Launchpad. Read here.

19/09/2017
Faizal Deen’s The Greatest Films is a finalist for the Ottawa Book Awards! Read here.

18/09/2017
Azmina Kassam interviewed by CBC News about her story in The Muslimah Who Fell to Earth. Read and listen here.

12/09/2017
Canadian Literature writes on indigenous literature in translation. Read here (en français).

04/09/2017
Julia Lin interviewed by The Early Edition about Taiwanfest and Shadows of the Crimson Sun. Listen here.

01/09/2017
Ghost Boys listed as one of All Lit Up Staff Picks for Fall. Read here.

August 2017

30/08/2017
Shadows of the Crimson Sun featured in The Georgia Straight‘s article on Taiwanfest. Read here.

30/08/2017
Flesh, Tongue reviewed in the latest issue of Wasafiri: “Yao’s work plays freely with line breaks and treats the printed page like a canvas, engaging with both the translinguistic and the spatial aspects of reading.”

26/08/2017
Bethlehem Terrefe Gebreyohannes’s Fire Walkers reviewed in blog Cottage Country Reflections. Read here.

25/08/2017
Julia Lin featured in BC Booklook‘s Who’s Who. Read here.

17/08/2017
Truth and Treason one of All Lit Up‘s “Top 10: Plays that make you go hmmm”. Read the full list here.

03/08/2017
Watch the book trailer for Ghost Boys here.

July 2017

17/07/2017
Bodymap listed by Chatelaine as one of “7 great books about body image to add to your summer reading list.” Readhere.

13/07/2017
Salon .ll. posted an excerpt from Fire Walkers. Read here.

03/07/2017
Watch the book trailer for Shadows of the Crimson Sun here.

June 2017

29/06/2017
Belief reviewed by Lisa de Nikolits at the Minerva Reader. Read here.

23/06/2017
Love Cake listed on All Lit Up‘s “Top 10: New Words in Our Pride Glossary” for Pride. Read here.

May 2017

31/05/2017
Bethlehem Terrefe Gebreyohannes interviewed about her memoir, Fire Walkers on Helen Show on EBS TV. Watch here.

21/05/2017
“Hussain’s emphasis on diversity shows readers that there is no one mould of a Muslim woman.” The Muslimah Who Fell to Earth reviewed by Dawn here.

16/05/2017
All Lit Up‘s list of Top 10 books by Asian-Canadian authors includes Yaya Yao’s Flesh, Tongue. Read here.

11/05/2017
World Literature Today listed The Muslimah Who Fell to Earth as a nota bene for May, says it’s “guaranteed to impress with the range of its scope.” Read here.

April 2017

30/04/2017
“Unapologetically Muslim-Canadian: The Muslimahs who Fell to Earth.” Read this recap of the book event for The Muslimah Who Fell to Earth at the Ottawa Writers Fest here.

25/04/2017
Trish Salah was on the PennSound Podcast. Listen here.

25/04/2017
Janet Nicol reviewed Fire Walkers on her blog. Read here.

21/04/2017
Drums of My Flesh by Cyril Dabydeen recommended by Shani Mootoo in Word on the Street’s CanLit 150 series! Read here.

14/04/2017
“In general terms, writing poetry as queer resistance is an action that roots itself in the belief that language is political and, therefore, has the power to invent worlds and bring audacious beings into creation.” Faizal Deen interviewed byAll Lit Up for their Poets Resist series. Read here.

10/04/2017
Listen to Natasha Kanapé Fontaine talk about her poetry on CHOQ fm. Here (en français).

06/04/2017
A “radical vision…told with poetic grace, irreverent humour, and deep compassion.” —Rebekah Ludolph on Pamela Mordecai’s de book of MaryArc Poetry Magazine. Read here.

04/04/2017
The Muslimah Who Fell to Earth. “The anthology is stocked with an impressive array of diverse stories…” Read the full review in AltMuslimah here.

March 2017

30/03/2017
All Lit Up has a Canada Reads edition of their “If You Liked x, Read y” feature, including Natasha Kanapé Fontaine’s Do Not Enter My Soul in Your Shoes. Read here.

06/03/2017
Kerry Clare at 49th Shelf listed Trish Salah’s Wanting in Arabic in her list of “Reading to Smash the Patriarchy.” Readhere.

05/03/2017
Small Press Book Review reviewed Belief by Mayank Bhatt. Read here.

02/03/2017
Bethlehem Terrefe Gebreyohannes interviewed by CBC’s The Next Chapter about her memoir, Fire Walkers. Listenhere.

February 2017

27/02/2017
Mayank Bhatt interviewed by CBC’s The Next Chapter. Listen here.

26/02/2017
Fire Walkers and Electric Fences both listed by Toronto Star columnist Sarah Murdoch in her list of books to celebrate Black history around the world. Read here.

23/02/2017
Fire Walkers listed as a Nota Bene by World Literature Today. Read here.

17/02/2017
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap listed on All Lit Up’s “Top 10: Social Justice Booklist.” Read here.

15/02/2017
The Greatest Films reviewed by Rajiv Mohabir at Waxwing. Read here.

13/02/2017
Pamela Mordecai interviewed by Open Book. Read here.

06/02/2017
The Arab Weekly reviewed The Muslimah Who Fell to Earth. Read here.

January 2017

24/01/2017
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap was shortlisted for the 2016 ReLit Awards! Read the full listing here.

10/01/2017
The Mississauga News covered The Muslimah Who Fell to Earth in their “My Back Pages” column. Read here.

06/01/2017
Saima S Hussain interviewed by The Morning Show about The Muslimah Who Fell to Earth. Watch here.

2016

December 2016

28/12/2016
Prothom Alo interviewed Mohamed M Keshavjee at a launch for his book, Into that Heaven of Freedom. Read here.

21/12/2016
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine’s Assi Manifesto reviewed by World Literature Today, called “a timely and timeless collection.” Read here.

20/12/2016
Veena Gokhale reviewed Mayank Bhatt’s Belief for Montréal Serai. Read here.

18/12/2016
The Muslimah Who Fell to Earth reviewed by the Toronto Star: “The candid and authentic voices … add much to what is becoming an increasingly important conversation.” Read here.

16/12/2016
Mississauga News interviewed Mayank Bhatt about his debut novel, Belief. Read here.

09/12/2016
Bethlehem Terrefe Gebreyohannes’s Fire Walkers reviewed in The Globe and Mail. Read here.

November 2016

24/11/2016
Mayank Bhatt and Gugu Hlongwane interviewed about writing and publishing in Canada by Canadian Immigrant. Read here.

21/11/2016
Mayank Bhatt was interviewed and featured in The Toronto Star. Read here.

02/11/2016
Read a poem from Natasha Kanapé Fontaine’s Assi Manifesto in the Montreal Review of Books here.

October 2016

29/10/2016
The Muslimah Who Fell to Earth reviewed by The Globe and Mail: “Such an assortment allows for few broad generalizations other than a desire for more of these stories, hopefully in full-length works.” Read here.

26/10/2016
In a review, Herizons says The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada “sincerely vocalizes the tensions and challenges faced on a daily basis by Muslims living in Canada.” Read here.

05/10/2016
Mayank Bhatt’s debut novel Belief reviewed in Quill & Quire; “illuminating, plain-spoken novel” and “instrumental in generating substantive discussion about the immigrant experience.” Read here.

September 2016

20/09/2016
Mayank Bhatt interviewed by Open Book Toronto about his debut novel Belief, part of their Word on the Street Interview Series. Read here.

July 2016

21/07/2016
The Montreal Review of Books reviewed Natasha Kanapé Fontaine’s Assi Manifesto, saying her poems “convey a sense of spoken word and performance off the page.” Read here

19/07/2016
Andrea Gutierrez at make/shift magazine reviewed Bodymap.

18/07/2016
The Peterborough Examiner has an article on the Lakefield Literary Festival! Read about Pamela Mordecai’s reading the Lakefield United Church here

17/07/2016
Dawn has a review of The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada! Read here

15/07/2016
Jamaica Gleaner covered Pamela Mordecai’s launch for de book of Mary at Sts Peter and Paul Church. Read here

15/07/2016
The EastAfrican reviewed Mohamed M Keshavjee’s Into that Heaven of Freedom, saying it “paints a historical portrait worthy of careful inspection.” Read here

06/07/2016
Brockton Writers Series has a blog post on Yaya Yao and the book launch for Flesh, Tongue, in antipation of her reading on July 13th. Read here

01/07/2016
Sheniz Janmohamed was named a Featured Grad by Guelph’s Creative Writing MFA program. Read here

June 2016

23/06/2016
Room Magazine reviewed Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap in thier Women of Colour issue, calling it “pure Piepzna-Samarasinha—tough and full of desire; it needs to be flaunted in all its glory.” Read here.

21/06/2016
All Lit Up featured Natasha Kanapé Fontaine’s Assi Manifesto in their Poetry in Motion series! Read about Natasha’s poetry and watch the video of her at the Edinburgh Book Festival here.

19/06/2016
Joséphine Bacon (Message Sticks) was awarded an honorary doctorate by Laval University! Read here (en français).

14/06/2016
Tallawah Magazine featured Pamela Mordecai’s de book of Mary as their “Book of the Moment,” covering Pamela’s book launch in Jamaica. Read here.

May 2016

29/05/2016
Pamela Mordecai will be reading at Elora Writers’ Festival. Details here.

25/05/2016
Terry Watada will be reading at the Asian Heritage Month Festival. Details here and here.

24/05/2016
Trish Salah’s Wanting In Arabic is listed in Book Riot‘s “Finding Trans Authors in Your Favorite Genre.” Read the listhere.

24/05/2016
Terry Watada will be reading at the University of Toronto’s East Asian Library.

13/05/2016
World Literature Today listed de book of Mary as one of their Nota Benes for May. Read here.

13/05/16
Sheniz Janmohamed (FiresmokeBleeding Light) was interviewed by CJRU The Scope at Ryerson. Listen here.

12/05/2016
New Canadian Media reviewed Mohamed M Keshavjee’s Into that Heaven of Freedom. Read here.

04/05/2016
PEN America interviewed Trish Salah for their weekly interview series “The Pen Ten”. Read here.

April 2016

04/22/2016
Kera News has an interview with Mohamed M Keshavjee (Into that Heaven of Freedom). Read and listen here.

04/21/2016
Wasafiri reviewed Love in a Time of Technology, calling Sasenarine Persaud “a poet of precise language, of the finely-honed meaning . . .”

04/20/2016
Terry Watada was featured in All Lit Up’s Woven Odes series! Read the blog post here.

04/18/2016
Yaya Yao’s Flesh, Tongue was included on CBC Books’ list of 15 must-read poetry collections! Read here.

04/19/2016
The Shorthorn covered Mohamed M Keshavjee’s talk at The University of Texas: “Author speaks on identity, social change”. Read here.

04/10/2016
The Toronto Star posted an excerpt from The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada. Read part of Haroon Siddiqui’s “Anti-Muslim Bigotry Goes Official: Canada’s Newest Dark Chapter” here.

04/01/2016
5 Mawenzi poets (Terry Watada, Pamela Mordecai, Sheniz Janmohamed, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha) are all featured on All Lit Up’s poetry constellation map. View here.

04/03/2016
Leah Lakshmi interviewed by Nia King about her new memoir Dirty River. Read here.

04/04/2016
Interview with Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee, author of Into that Heaven of Freedom. Listen here.

04/04/2016
Yaya Yao and Sheniz Janmohamed talked about their favourite poems in All Lit Up’s Poets of Colour Pick Poets NPM16. Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap was listed by fellow poet Soraya Peerbaye. Read here.

04/05/2016
Dr. Mohamed Keshavjee will be honoured at the Morehouse College “A Day of Peace” Awards. For more details, visit here.

04/12/2016
Sheniz Janmohamed will be speaking at the art bar. For more details, visit here.

March 2016

03/23/2016
Pamela Mordecai (de book of MarySubersive Sonnets) was interviewed by 49th Shelf on her novel, Red Jacket (from Dundurn Press). Read here.

03/18/2016
Sheema Khan, author of Of Hockey and Hijab, will be part of the TEDxKanata conference! For details, visist here.

03/14/2016
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha was nominated for Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry for Bodymap! Read here.

03/14/2016
Mayank Bhatt, contributor to The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada, interviewed Loren Edizel (The Ghosts of Smyrna, Adrift) for his TAG TV show, Living Multiculturalism with Mayank Bhatt. Watch here.

03/14/2016
49th Shelf listed H Nigel Thomas’s When the Bottom Falls Out as a “perfect Spring Break [read] for tropical literary immersion.” Read here.

03/08/2016
Sakhi for South Asian Women included Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha as one of 8 South Asian Women to celebrate for International Women’s Day. Read here.

03/03/2016
New Canadian Media reviewed Yaya Yao’s Flesh, Tongue: “Yao’s poems, 44 in total, tell of the need for a continuous narrative and context for one’s place in the world.” Read here.

February 2016

02/23/2016
On March 16, Pamela Mordecai will be reading at VERSEfest, in Ottawa. More details here.

02/23/2016
All Lit Up‘s blog post, “Emma Watson’s Book Club, All Lit Up-Style” includes Bodymap by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha as a great feminist read! Read here.

02/23/2016
On March 19, Sasenarine Persaud will be reading his poetry in Florida, at the Hillsboro County Public Library Cooperative. Details here.

02/19/2016
Mawenzi House was mentioned as a publishisher “[who is] committed to publishing writers of colour” in All Lit Up’s blog post of ways to diversify your press. Read here.

02/19/2016
The Vancouver Observer promoted upcoming The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada book launch in Vancouver. Details here.

02/18/2016
Pamela Mordecai received a certificate celebrating outstanding women, from Zonta Kitchener-Waterloo. Read here.

02/17/2016
Yaya Yao was interviewed by She Does The City, about Flesh, Tongue, where she says, “Poems are amazing because there’s this economy in parallel with the potential to slow time.” Read here.

02/16/2016
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine among attendees of annual march honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women. Read here.

02/16/2016
Haroon Siddiqui (contributor to The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada) talks to CCTV America about his thoughts on the US elections. Watch here.

02/16/2016
Ismaili Mail promotes upcoming The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada book launch in Vancouver. Detailshere.

02/09/2016
Autostraddle listed Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap” (from Bodymap) as one of 10 love poems by queer poets to read for Valentine’s Day. Read here.

January 2016

01/31/2016
H. Nigel Thomas interviewed for Between the Pages by Dimitri Nasrallah. Watch here.

01/29/2016
Sheniz Janmohamed was featured in The Globe and Mail‘s “Hogtown Stories” series! Read here.

01/20/2016
Canadian Literature has a great review of Fauji Banta Singh, calling it a “significant [glimpse] of the complex and intangible character of the South Asian diaspora.” Read here.

01/19/2016
All Lit Up‘s “Jules’ Tools for Social Change” coloumn lists Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha’s Bodymap as a “feminist-focused [title] to kickstart your commitment to social justice.” Read here.

01/18/2016
Quill and Quire‘s Spring 2016 preview includes forthcoming poetry collection, Assi Manifesto. Read here.

01/14/2016
Rabble reviwed The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada, calling the anthology “both timely and necessary.” Read here.

01/08/2016
The Manitoban reviewed The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada. Read here.

01/08/2016
The Humber Literary Review interviewed Pamela Mordecai about de book of Mary here.

01/06/2016
All Lit Up includes Natasha Kanapè Fontaine’s Assi Manifesto in their blog post, “2016 New Year’s Resolution: Read New Voices!” Read here.

01/03/2016
George Elliot Clarke says Pamela Mordecai’s de book of Mary “[viewing] women as the [pivot] of theology and equality politics” here.

01/02/2016
Sally Greider at Prism: The UF Honors Magazine reviewed Do Not Enter My Soul in Your Shoes. She called Natasha Kanapé Fontaine’s p0oetry “smooth and musical.” Read here.

2015

December 2015

12/28/2015
Colorlines includes Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha in “15 Remarkable Women of Color Who Rocked 2015” here.

12/23/2015
All Lit Up includes Pamela Mordecai’s de book of Mary in Chappy Hour here.

12/17/2015
Neil Armstong at The Gleaner interviewed Pamela Mordecai on de book of Mary. You can read the full article on our Facebook page here.

12/16/2015
de book of Mary was listed as one of “a couple books to consider as gifts during the season” in Pride News. Read here.

12/15/2015
Mawenzi House was featured on All Lit Up’s In House series! Read all about our history here.

12/11/2015
Sarah Ramsey at All Lit Up listed Loren Edizel’s Adrift as one of the “5 Best Bets for the Holidays from Your Neighbourhood Indie Bookseller”. Read here.

12/06/2015
CBC News covered our launch party for The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada. Watch here. (Skip ahead to 14:15 to see the story)

12/03/2015
The Montreal Review of Books has an except from Do Not Enter My Soul in Your Shoes. Read “Everything is a circle”here.

November 2015

11/27/2015
Carol Goar at the Toronto Star calls The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada “an enlightening, unsettling, open-ended book, a testament to the resilience and candour of Canadian Muslims.” Read here.

11/24/2015
Jaime Forsythe reviewed Natasha Kanapé Fontaine’s Do Not Enter My Soul in Your Shoes in the latest issue of theMontreal Review of Books, calling the author “a crucial voice.” Read more.

11/24/2015
H. Nigel Thomas had an interview with Amatoritsero Ede for the Maple Tree Literary Supplement in which he discussed themes of sexuality, identity, and the Caribbean-Canadian experience in his books. Read more.

11/24/2015
George Elliot Clarke at MTLS has a mixed review of Dannabang Kuwabong’s Voices from Kibuli Country, but still calls him “magnificent” and “a bard of fine talent”, whose “content is best when he is spewing discontent.” Read more.

11/09/2015
Sasenarine Persaud’s Love in a time of Technology was shortlisted for the Guyana Prize for Literature in the category for Best Book of Poetry! Read more.

11/04/2015
Hermana Resist Press has a review of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap: “The people that you meet in uncertain and fucked up times, for those that can’t return home, can’t touch their homeland, tentatively tongue the word “diaspora,” these poems are for you.” Read here.

October 2015

10/24/2015
Awaaz Magazine reviews Into that Heaven of Freedom here.

10/23/2015
Michael Dennis at Today’s Book of Poetry reviewed Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, calling it “a splendid step in every direction at once.” Read here.

10/21/2015
All Lit Up’s CanLit Rewind featured Echoes from the Other Land by Ava Homa. Read the blog post here.

September 2015

09/23/2015
Pamela Mordecai was interviewed at the blog Poéfrika about her upcoming book of poetry, de book of MaryRead here.

09/23/2015
Cha has a glowing review of Terry Watada’s The Game of 100 Ghosts. Read here.

09/02/2015
Sally Grieder at UF Prism Magazine reviewed Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, saying the book is “for anyone who wants to learn more; more about themselves, more about others, more about the crazy world of injustice and heartbreak and enduring love we live in.” Read here.

09/02/2015
Danika at The Lesbrary reviewed Leah Lakshmi Piepzna Samarasinha’s Bodymap: “This is poetry that punches you in the gut. It’s hard and bright and unapologetic.” Read here.

August 2015

08/27/15
Grace Shuyi Liew reviewed Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap for The Fanzine, calling it “a book with a yearning heart that wants to invite you into its world, wholly and sincerely.” Read here.

08/21/2015
Geoffrey Philp’s Blog has an excerpt from Pamela Mordecai’s upcoming poetry collection, de book of MaryRead here.

July 2015

07/24/2015
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha was interviewed by Ava Kofman at Feministing on her most recent book of poetry, BodymapRead here.

07/23/2015
Irene Marques, author of The Perfect Unravelling of the Spirit, was interviewed by Creative Life. She talks about ambition, happiness, strength, and the writing process. Read here.

07/20/2015
Wendy Elisheva Somerson at Tikkun Daily reviewed Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s BodymapRead here.

07/14/2015
South Asian Ensemble has a nice review of Sasenarine Persaud’s Love in a Time of Technology. We have the full review posted on our Facebook page. Read here.

07/05/15
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine and Joséphine Bacon were each interviewed by Indian Country about poetry, the Innu-aimun language, and Innu culture. Read here and here.

07/04/15
The Toronto Star compiled a list of five short story collections that “intrigue and entertain”, including H Nigel Thomas’s When the Bottom Falls OutRead here.

07/01/2015
Creative Life interviewed Sonia Saikaley, author of Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter about writing, grief, family, and perseverance. Read here.

June 2015

06/30/2015
GRITtv has an interview with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha about disability rights and justice. Watch here.

06/24/2015
Bitch Magazine interviewed Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, talking Bodymap, queer cabaret, and disabled femme of colour resistance and survival. Read here.

06/22/2015
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine wrote a piece in Le Devoir, reflecting on poetry, her mentor Joséphine Bacon, and their travels in France. Read here (en français).

May 2015

05/25/2015
Daily Xtra included Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap on their list of queer Canadian poetry to read this summer! Read here.

05/12/2015
Autostraddle.com included Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Trish Salah in their list of “9+ Queer Canadian Poets to Break Your Heart and Put It Back Together Again.” Read here.

05/12/2015
World Literature Today listed Terry Watada’s The Game of 100 Ghosts as a Note Bene. Read here.

05/03/2015
Carmen Rios at Autostraddle.com reviewed Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, saying the poems “never lose the strength, the drive, the relentless pushing and scraping and grasping for more.” Read here.

05/03/2015
George Elliott Clarke at The Chronible Herald reviewed In Our Translated World, calling it “an exemplary study of how beautiful poetry emerges despite painful politics.” Read here.

April 2015

04/30/2015
Blogger Mayank Bhatt reviewed Sasenariane Persaud’s Love in a Time of Technology, calling it “one of the most exquisite collections of poems I’ve read in recent times.” Read here.

o4/17/2015
The Montreal Community Contact did a piece on H. Nigel Thomas, author of When the Bottom Falls OutRead here.

04/12/2015
Casey at Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian reviewed Bodymap, praising Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha for her powerful words and the raw, visceral tone to her poetry, calling it “her strongest set of poetry yet.” Read here.

04/11/2015
Writer Todd Shimoda reviewed Terry Watada’s The Game of 100 Ghosts in the Asian Review of Books. He says the poetry is highly recommended, and is best read in quiet candlelight. ” Read here.

04/08/2015
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine was selected by Marilyn Dumont as a new, up-and-coming voice in the peotry scene for All Lit Up’s Poetry Primer series. Read here.

04/08/2015
Elinor Zimmerman at “The Lesbrary” reviewed Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, calling it “a wonderfully emotional experience”, “straight-up gorgeous”, and says that “just about everyone should read Bodymap.” Read here.

04/08/2015
Ricepaper Magazine praised Terry Watada’s The Game of 100 Ghosts in their Spring 2015 issue. Read here.

04/01/2015
David Cardoso at Nomadic Press reviewed Terry Watada’s The Game of 100 Ghosts: “Watada reassures us that we can measure ourselves against the coming darkness with the light of our words—a lone candle in the dark.” Read here.

March 2015

03/26/2015
Allison McCarthy interviewed Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha about Bodymap and self-acceptance for Bustle.com. Read here.

03/25/2015
Leah Laskshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha was interviewed for the Spring 2015 Issue of Jaggery Literature Journal. Read here.

03/18/2015
The Walrus calls Trish Salah’s Wanting in Arabic “simply gorgeous” in its feature “No Heroes: Five books by transgender authors that everyone should read.” Read here.

03/13/2015
Sadhu Binning, author of Fauji Banta Singh, has been added to the Vancouver Public Library’s permanent installation in British Columbia, “Literary Landmarks.” Read here.

03/12/2015
Safia Fazlul’s The Harem is reviewed by Canadian Literature in “Re(dis)covered Histories” in both print (Nov. 2014) and online. Read here.

03/12/2015
Bostonia reviewed Love in a Time of Technology by Sasenarine Persaud both in print and on the web.
Read here.

03/09/2015
Khaas Baat featured Love in a Time of Technology by Sasenarine Persaud on their website. Read here.

03/04/2015
Trish Salah’s Wanting in Arabic made Buzzfeed’s list, “15 Books By Transgender Women You Need To Read Immediately”. Read here.

February 2015

02/23/2015
Rogers TV Daytime interviewed C. Fong Hsiung, author of Picture BrideWatch here.

02/15/2015
Sally Greider at Prism: UF Honors Magazine reviewed Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Love Cake, calling it “poetry that encompasses a life, a culture, a celebration of survival.” Read here.

02/15/2015
“Today’s Book of Poetry” blog reviewed The Game of 100 Ghosts by Terry Watada. Read here.

02/13/2015
The Globe and Mail reviewed H Nigel Thomas’ When the Bottom Falls Out in a small press feature, “Three small press books worth a read.” Read here.

02/06/2015
Picture Bride by C. Fong Hsiung is reviewed by Galactic Tides book blog. Read here.

02/03/2015
The Bulletin ran the NAJC’s review of Terry Watada’s The Game of 100 Ghosts in print and digital. Read here

02/03/2015
Toronto National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) reviews The Game of 100 Ghosts by Terry Watada. Read here.

02/01/2015
Joséphine Bacon and Natasha Kanapé Fontaine are featured in a post, “Native American poets in the public square” on salondouble.com. Read here.

January 2015

01/28/2015
Troubled Pilgrimage: Passage to Pakistan by Balwant Bhaneja is mentioned on Insider Toronto‘s “Book Time.” Read here.

01/01/2015
The Chronicle Herald discussed Indran Amirthanayagam’s Uncivil War as an important voice on war. Read here.

2014

December 2014

12/04/14
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha was interviewed in Colorlines. Read here.
Fauji Banta Singh was featured in BC BookworldRead here.

12/01/14
Montreal Seria interviewed Lored Edizel and reviewed The Ghosts of SmyrnaRead here.

November 2014

11/25/14
Sasenarine Persaud and Love in a Time of Technology were feature at Boston University. Read here.

11/10/14
Galatic Tides called The Ghosts of Smyrna a “beautiful tale about the lives, trials and tribulations of the residents of Smyrna.” Read here.

11/06/14
Balwant Bhaneja talks about his memoir, Troubled Pilgrimage: Passage to Pakistan with CHUO FM. Listen here(7:00-17:47 min).

11/05/14
The Brocton Writers Series blog featured Sheniz Janmohamed in anticipation of her reading of FiresmokeRead here.

11/04/2014
The National Association of Japanese Canadians awards Terry Watada (The Game of 100 Ghosts) the NAJC Human Rights Award. Read here.

October 2014

10/28/14
The Express Tribune
 says Troubled Pilgrimage: Passage to Pakistan is “an insightful look into the lives of those displaced by the 1947 Partition, as well as those who immigrated in the years after.” Read here.

August 2014

08/29/14
Message Sticks was featured in World Literature Today’s Nota Bene. See here.

08/06/14
The Caribbean Writer says the poems in Lantana Strangling Ixora are “are explored
with [Persaud’s] signature wit and skilful mastery of language.” Read here.

08/05/14
Subversive Sonnets was reviewed in Volume 27 of The Caribbean WriterRead here.

July 2014

07/30/14
In Our Translated World was reviewed in ViduraRead here.
Tamil Canadian says the translations in In Our Translated World are “a witness to the emotional power of words and language.” Read here.

07/23/14
“This book will not only teach how many ways one can purposely turn history to song, it will make us learn more about Sri Lanka.” – The Washington Independent Review of Books on Uncivil War. Read more.

07/21/14
Cheran is featured in the Sri Lankan BBC Poetry Postcard. Read here.

07/17/14
Sasenarine Persaud is featured in a BBC Poetry Postcards. Watch here.

07/16/14
New reviews in Canadian Literature for two of our short story collections: Miah and Jewels.

07/01/14
Discover Why Wanting in Arabic Is This Year’s Best Transgender Fiction on Advocate.com. Read here.

June 2014

The Harem by Safia Fazlul was reviewed in Herizons magazine. Read here.
Trish Salah’s Wanting in Arabic won the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction! See here.

Canadian Literature reviewed Ava Homa’s Echoes from the Other Land in its Summer 2014 issue. Read here.

May 2014

05/28/14
Troubled Pilgrimage: Passage to Pakistan by Balwant Bhaneja was reviewed in Bout de Papier Vol. 28. Read here

April 2014

04/25/14
Jewels and Other Stories by Dawn Promislow was reviewed in Glamour magazine. Read here

04/07/14
Balwant Bhaneja was interviewed on Bilatakalluf, hosted by novelist Tahir Gora. Watch here 
Irene Marques was interviewed in Portuguese American JournalRead Here

March 2014

03/27/14
In Our Translated World was reviewed by Professor R.S.Sugirtharajah from the University of Birmingham. Read Here 

03/26/14
In Our Translated World was reviewed on Scott Edward Anderson’s Poetry Blog. Read Here

03/25/14
Dawn Promislow, author of Jewels and Other Stories, has just published a new short story. Read Here

03/14/14
Check out the photos from the launch of In Our Translated World. See here

03/13/14
Trish Salah and Casey Plett talk about Trans Women’s Lit with Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA). Read here

03/10/14
Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian highlights Wanting in Arabic by Trish Salah. Read Here
Trish Salah took part in Consensual Word Play: A Celebration of Queer Culture in Winnipeg. Read here

03/06/14
Wanting in Arabic by Trish Salah is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award! Read Here

February 2014

02/28/14
Quill & Quire reviews Balwant Bhaneja’s Troubled Pilgrimage: Passage to Pakistan. Read Here

02/13/14
Canadian Literature says Subversive Sonnets by Pamela Mordecai is a “brilliant blend of lyric and narrative.” Read Here

02/05/14
Irene Marques is interviewed on Canadian Writer’s Abroad. Read Here

January 2014

01/31/14
“The book’s value is in the view it offers of a place . . . that most Canadians will never visit and the understanding that comes from such a view.” The Ottawa Citizen on Troubled Pilgrimage: Passage to Pakistan by Balwant Bhaneja.Read Here

01/17/14
Balwant Bhaneja talks to the Toronto Star about his new book Troubled Pilgrimage: Passage to Pakistan. Read Here

01/16/14
Travelogue of the Bereaved was featured in Quill & Quire’s spring preview. Read Here

01/03/14
Balwant Bhaneja was interviewed in Desi News. Read Here

01/02/14
Sonia Saikaley talks about writing with Ottawa Poetry Newsletter. Read Here

2013

December 2013

03/30/13
Message Sticks by Joséphine Bacon was reviewed by Micheal Dennis. Read Here

03/12/13
The Thoughtful Blogger reviewed The Ghosts of Smyrna by Loren Edizel. Read Here

November 2013

29/11/13
Message Sticks by Joséphine Bacon was reviewed in The Fiddlehead. Read Here

25/11/13
Miah by Julia Lin was reviewed in Ricepaper magazine.

19/11/13
The Caribbean Review of Books gives Lantana Strangling Ixora a stunning review! Read Here
Pamela Mordecai is featured on York University’s YFile. Read Here

18/11/13
Subversive Sonnets by Pamela Mordecai was reviewed on Indo Carribbean WorldRead here
Caribbean Beat says that Subversive Sonnets sees Pamela Mordecai in “outstanding form.” Read Here 

13/11/13
Subversive Sonnets by Pamela Mordecai was featured in World Literature’s Today Nota Bene.

October 2013

28/10/13
Pamela Mordecai sat down with the Jamaican Observer. Read Here
The Harem by Safia Fazlul was reviewed on Deep Within. Read Here

16/10/13
Canadian Literature says the stories in Lingering Tide by Latha Viswanathan “extend across the spectrum of human experience while maintaining the intimacy that often characterizers well crafted short fiction.”

September 2013

27/09/13
Julia Lin talks to straight.com about the book that changed her life. Read Here

25/09/13
Miah by Julia Lin was featured in World Literature Today’s Nota Benes. Read Here

03/09/13
Lantana Strangling Ixora by Sasenarine Persaud was shortlisted for the Guyana Prize for Literature. Read Here

August 2013

27/08/13
The Harem by Safia Fazlul was reviewed on Coffee & Wizards. Read Here

22/08/13
Sonia Saikaley, author of Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter, was interviewed on Apt 613. Read Here

21/08/13
Miah by Julia Lin was reviewed on The Thoughtful Blogger, who says it “prods us to realize that human beings are far more complex than they appear.” Read Here

July 2013

31/07/12
Herizons calls Adrift by Loren Edizel “a soulful read with a brand of acceptance that is uncommon in an era of intolerance.”

11/07/13
Sonia Saikaley, author of Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter was interviewed on W3 Sidecar. Read Here

08/07/13
The Harem by Safia Fazlul was reviewed on Sam Still Reading. Read Here
Sonia Saikaley, author of Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter, was interviewed on Apt 613. Read Here

June 2013

27/06/13
Transnational Poetics was reviewed in Miscelanea: A Journal of English and American Studies.

25/06/13
The Harem by Safia Fazlul was reviewed on The Indiscriminate Critic. Read Here

19/06/13
Redemption Rain by Jennifer Rahim was reviewed in Canadian Literautre.
Safia Fazlul, author of The Harem, was interviewed on The Pen and the Muse. Read Here
Miah by Julia Lin was featured in the Summer 2013 edition of BC Bookworld.

May 2013

28/05/13
Wasafiri reviews Wilting Laughter: Three Tamil Poets.
Booksessed reviews The Harem and interviews author, Safia Fazlul. Read Here

17/05/13
Julia Lin talks about Miah on The Commentary. Listen here
Wasafiri reviews To Love a Palestinian Woman by Ehab Lotayef.

April 2013

29/04/13
Safia Fazlul, author of The Harem, talks about Overcoming Writer’s Block on The Book Diva. Read Here
Wasafiri reviews Jewels and Other Stories by Dawn Promislow.

19/04/13
Wasafiri reviews Echoes From the Other Land by Ava Homa.

11/04/13
Herizons Magazine calls Latha Viswanathan, author of Lingering Tide and Other Stories “fearsomely good.”
Bookish Comforts reviewed The Harem by Safia Fazlul. Read Here

10/04/13
H Nigel Thomas is honoured by Laval University. Read Here
Trish Salah is interviewed in the Cordite Poetry Review. Read Here

March 2013

25/03/13
H Nigel Thomas to receive an honour from Laval University on April 2: “This ceremony, undertaken by the vice-rector for research and artistic creation, honours artists of Laval University who’ve created outstanding works or delivered outstanding performances in the fields of literature, visual arts and music. The University wishes to recognise their contribution to the artistic mileu and to society in general.”

19/03/13
Love Cake by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha was reviewed in The Halifax HeraldRead Here

11/03/13
Subversive Sonnets by Pamela Mordecai was reviewed in Caribbean Beat. Read Here

08/03/2013
Hear Sheniz Janmohamed, author of Bleeding Light read at the Jaipur Literary Festival. Watch Here

07/03/13
The Harem by Safia Fazlul was reviewed in Maple Tree Literary Supplement. Read Here
Lingering Tide by Latha Viswanathan was reviewed in Maple Tree Literary Supplement. Read Here

February 2013

11/02/13
Lantana Strangling Ixora was reviewed in Caribbean Beat. Read Here

01/02/13
Subversive Sonnets by Pamela Mordecai was reviewed in The Jamaica Observer. Read Here

January 2013

29/01/13
Jewels and Other Stories by Dawn Promislow was reviewed in Canadian Literature. Read Here

17/01/13
Mansa Trotman, author of The Space that Connects Us, is Broken Heel Diary’s Woman of the Week. Read More

16/01/13
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, author of Love Cake, was interviewed in Herizons. Read Here

07/01/13
Mansa Trotman, author of The Space that Connects Us, was interviewed by Canada Arts Connect. Read More

2012
December 2012

26/12/12
The Harem by Safia Fazlul was reviewed in Quill & Quire. Read Here

21/12/12
Lantana Strangling Ixora was reviewed in Wasafiri. Read Here

November 2012

21/11/12
Safia Fazlul, author of The Harem, was interviewed on Open Book Toronto. Read Here

October 2012

24/10/12
Beyond Sangre Grande was featured in the Montreal Gazette. Read Here

09/10/12
Adrift by Loren Edizel was reviewed in Maple Tree Literary Supplement. Read Here

02/10/12
Beyond Sangre Grande was reviewed in South Asia Mail. Read Here

September 2012

24/09/12
Pamela Mordecai, author of Subversive Sonnets, was interviewed on Radio Canada! Listen Here

04/09/12
Adrift by Loren Edizel made the ReLit 2012 Longlist! Read here 

August 2012

30/08/12
Lingering Tide and Other Stories was reviewed in Rabble. Read Here

29/08/12
Loren Edizel, author of Adrift, lists her recommended ‘Commuter Reads’ on the 49th Shelf. Read here

24/08/12
Sheniz Janmohamed was interviewed on OMNI TV. Watch here

July 2012

Lantana Strangling Ixora was reviewed in Asiatic – The International Journal of Asian and Asian diasporic writers.Read Here

June 2012

Lantana Strangling Ixora was reviewed in Guyana Times. Read Here
Read the reviews of the Lingering Tide and Other Stories Blog Tour! Just a Lil Lost Bookish Comforts My R and R Space Linus and Bubba Esoteric Slips

May 2012

29/05/12
Lingering Tide was reviewed on So Many Precious Books, So Little Time. Read Here

28/05/12
Sheniz Janmohamed was featured on the 49th Shelf! Read Here
Echoes From the Other Land by Ava Homa was reviewed on Mostly Books. Read here

14/05/12
So Many Precious Books, So Little Time, reviews “Brittle” from Latha Viswanathan’s Lingering Tide and Other Stories. Read here. 

07/05/12
Lingering Tide and Other Stories by Latha Viswanathan and Love Cake by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha received Honourable Mentions at the San Francisco Book Festival. Read here

07/05/12
Lantana Strangling Ixora was reviewed in Muse India. Read here

April 2012

09/04/12
Transnational Poetics and Of Hockey and Hijab were reviewed in Canadian Literature. Transnational Poetics here Of Hockey and Hijab here

02/04/12
Adrift by Loren Edizel was reviewed on The Thoughtful Blogger. Read here

March 2012

03/20/12
Love Cake is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards! Read here

03/19/12
Lantana Strangling Ixora and Redemption Rain were reviewed in The Halifax ChronicleRead Here

03/12/12
Lingering Tide is reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly. Read Here
Cycle of the Moon and Jewels And Other Stories were featured in World Literature TodayRead Here

03/08/12
Adrift by Loren Edizel was reviewed in Uptown Magazine. Read Here

03/03/12
Lantana Strangling Ixora was reviewed in BostoniaRead Here

February 2012

02/27/12
Adrift by Loren Edizel was reviewed on Generally About Books. Read Here

January 2012

01/30/12
Love Cake was reviewed in Poets & Writers. Read Here

01/04/12
Cycle of the Moon was reviewed in Prairie Fire Review of Books. Read Here

2011

December 2011

12/14/11
To Love a Palestinian Woman was reviewed in Canadian Literature. Read Here

12/12/11
Jewels and Other Stories received an honourable mention in The Globe and Mail’s best debuts of the year! Read Here
Lantana Strangling Ixorawas reviewed on Generally About Books. Read Here

12/06/11
Read about our Fall Book Launch in South Asian Focus. Read Here

12/01/11
Lantana Strangling Ixora was reviewed on My Bindi. Read Here

November 2011

11/28/11
Latana Strangling Ixora was reviewed in Boston University Creative Writing. Read Here

11/22/11
Jewels and Other Stories by Dawn Promislow was reviewed in Wasafiri.

11/08/11
Sheniz Janmohamed was featured on Black Coffee Poet. To read the interview with Sheniz click here. To read the review of Bleeding Light. click here

11/02/11
Echoes from the Other Land by Ava Homa was reviewed in The Toronto Quarterly. Read Here
Bleeding Light by Sheniz Janmohamed was reviewed in Fusia Magazine. Read on page 102

11/01/11
Love Cake was reviewed in Xtra. Read Here

October 2011

10/24/11
Ava Homa reads from Echoes from the Other Land on Black Coffee Poet. Watch here.
Bleeding Light was reviewed in Awaaz Magazine. Read Here
Sheniz Janmohamed, author of Bleeding Light, was profiled on York Region. Read Here

10/21/2011
Lantana Strangling Ixora was reviewed in The Florida Books News. Read Here and in The Examiner Read Here

10/18/11
To Love a Palestinian Woman was reviewed in Canadian Literature. Read Here

10/5/11
Love Cake was reviewed in Feministing! Read Here

10/4/11
Jewels and Other Stories by Dawn Promislow is reviewed on The Thoughtful Blogger. Read Here

August 2011

8/29/11
Numero Cinq calls Jewels and Other Stories “terse, direct, almost telegraphic tale of South Africa, race, danger, immaculate whiteness and denial. It’s haunting, disturbing—reminiscent of J. M. Coetzee himself.” Read here

8/22/11
In a Boston Night by Sasenarine Persaud has been shortlisted for the Guyana Prize for Literature.

8/17/11
Ava Homa is featured in Shahrvand Magazine. Read Here

8/8/11
Ava Homa’s interview with Black Coffee Poet. Read Here

8/2/11
Lives: Whole and Otherwise by H Nigel Thomas reviewed in World Literature Today. Read Here
Echoes from the Other Land by Ava Homa reviewed by Black Coffee Poet. Read Here

July 2011

7/19/11
Dawn Promislow, author of Jewels and Other Stories, interviewed on OpenBook Ontario. Read Here 

June 2011

6/14/11
Open Book Toronto’s interview with Ava Homa, author of Echoes from the Other Land. Read Here

6/7/11
Echoes from the Other Land by Ava Homa was reviewed by Farzana Doctor. Read Here
Ava Homa featured on North York Central Library blog. Read Here

6/1/11
Congratulations to Ava Homa and Dawn Promislow! Echoes from the Other Land and Jewels and Other Stories are longlisted for the 2011 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Details
Echoes from the Other Land featured in a full page review in a Kurdish national newspaper, Bas. Read Here

May 2011

5/31/11
Ava Homa’s reading and commentary on AuthorsAloud. Listen Here

5/30/11
Ava Homa’s ITC TV interview Watch Here
Jewels and Other Stories by Dawn Promislow reviewed in Cape Times (Cape Town, SA) Read Here

5/24/11
Check out TSAR’s all-new Facebook Page. Here
Ava Homa interviewed on Rogers TV. Watch Here

5/18/11
Echoes from the Other Land by Ava Home was reviewed in Rudaw. Read Here

5/17/11
Dawn Promislow’s reading and commentary on AuthorsAloud “She has the most entrancing voice . . . The reading Dawn gives us will let you have a taste of that voice, which is so perfectly suited to the clear, rich prose it renders.”Listen Here

5/16/11
Dawn Promislow, author of Jewels and Other Stories, was interviewed by Rob McLennan. Read Here
Ava Homa interview with VOA (Farsi). Watch Here

5/13/11 
Lives: Whole and Otherwise
 by H Nigel Thomas reviewed in Montreal Review of Books. Read Here

5/12/11
Sheema Khan, author of Of Hockey and Hijab takes part in a Globe & Mail panel on sex and religion. Read Here

5/11/11
Patrick Connors reviews Echoes from the Other Land. Read Here

April 2011

4/25/11
Read Ava Homa’s editorial in The Toronto Star. Read Here

4/16/11
H Nigel Thomas interviewed on CBC radio. Listen Here

4/15/11
Dawn Promislow’s Jewels and Other Stories reviewed in Jewish Independent. Read Here

4/11/11
Uma Parameswaran reads from A Cycle of the Moon on CBC Manitoba Scene. Watch Here

4/2/11
Dawn Promislow’s Jewels and Other Stories reviewed in The Globe and Mail. Read Here

March 2011

3/31/11
Ava Homa’s interview with Howl. Listen Here

3/28/11
Video of Ava Homa’s reading and interview on Entertainment Windsor. Watch Here
Ava Homa interviewed on zarikrmanji.com (Kurdish). Read Here

3/23/2011
Dawn Promislow, author of Jewles and Other Stories, interviewed on Bookclub-in-a-Box – 2 parts. Read Here

3/16/11
Uma Parameswaran’s A Cycle of the Moon is nominated for McNally Robinson Book of the Year. Read Here

3/14/11
Dawn Promislow’s Jewels and Other Stories on SPD’s best-seller list. Read Here

3/14/11 
Read Ava Homa’s piece in The Toronto Star. Read Here

3/14/11
Review of Ava Homa’s reading in Windsor for Freedom to Read. Read Here

3/7/11
Ava Homa talks about Echoes from the Other Land with CBC. Listen Here

3/7/11
H. Nigel Thomas discusses Lives: Whole and Otherwise in The Chronicle. Read Here

3/3/11 
Bleeding Light
 featured in DesiNewsRead Here
Review of H. Nigel Thomas’s Lives: Whole and Otherwise in The Rover. Read Here
More news on Ava Homa’s Freedom to Read event in Windsor. Read Here
CBC IDEAS Broadcast – “On Being A Muslim In The West.” Listen Here

3/2/11
Ava Homa featured on University of Windsor’s website. Read Here

February 2011

2/28/11
Ava Homa’s participation in Freedom to Read week. Read here

2/24/11
Sheniz Janmohamed at TedxTalks. Watch here

2/15/11
Canadian authors speak out on copyright. Watch Here

2/3/11
VOA Interview with Ava Homa on Echoes from the Other Land (Farsi). Watch Here

2/2/2011
Uma Parameswaran’s A Cycle of the Moon reviewed in Maple Tree Literary Supplement. Read Here

January 2011

1/31/11
A Report on Ava Homa’s Reading (Farsi). Read here

1/27/11 
Her Mother’s Ashes 3
 Reviewed in Herizons. Read here

1/27/11
Jewels and Other Stories
 by Dawn Promislow reviewed in MTLS. Read here 

1/7/11
Dawn Promislow interviewed by RCI’s “The Link Africa.” Read/listen here
Sheniz Janmohamed answers questions about Bleeding Light in City MasalaRead here

1/6/11 
Jewels and Other Stories
 reviewed in the Canadian Jewish News. Read here

1/5/11 
Lives: Whole and Otherwise 
and Jewels and Other Stories reviewed by Quill and Quire (January/February 2011 issue, pp 44-45).
Under the titles “Race Matters”, Steven Beattie discusses how H Nigel Thomas’s stories reveal the deceptive nature of multiculturalism in Montreal, and calls Promislow’s work “subtly wrought.” Pick up a copy on newstands today or read here.

1/4/11
The Texture of Identity by Martin Genetch reviewed in Canadian Literature. Read here
In a Boston Night by Sasenarine Persaud reviewd in Canadian Literature. Read here

2010

December 2010

12/28/10 
Echoes from the Other Land
 by Ava Homa is featured in The Halifax Reader. Read here

12/16/10 
Echoes from the Other Land 
reviewed by The Thoughtful Blogger. Read here

12/15/10
Ava Homa, author of Echoes from the Other Land, is interviewed by Jenny Ferguson. Read here

12/6/10
H Nigel Thomas featured in The Vincentian. Read here

November 2010

11/27/10
Uma Parameswaran’s A Cycle of the Moon reviewed in the Winnipeg Free Press. Read here

11/19/10
Carole Giangrande reads Ava Homa’s story “Glass Slippers” on her podcast Words to Go. Listen here

11/17/10
Olive Senior’s Arrival of the Snake-Woman reviewed in Herizons. Read Here
Reviews of Belonging and Banishment and Uma Parameswaran’s Rootless but Green are the Boulevard Trees in Canadian LiteratureRead Here 

11/15/10
Sheniz Janmohamed discusses Bleeding Light with Rima Kar on OMNI2 News. Watch Nov 12 news, from 23rd minute. Watch Here

11/11/10
A review of Rana Bose’s launch of The Fourth Canvas in Kolkata, India from the Hindustan Times.

11/09/10
Sheniz Janmohamed’s Bleeding Light featured at MyBindi.com. Read Here

11/05/10
An excellent review of Michelle Muir’s Nuff Said. Read Here 

October 2010

10/31/10
Generally About Books reviews Echoes from the Other Land. Read Here

10/29/10
Photos from Rana Bose’s reading at Oxford Books in Kolkata, India. See Here

10/22/10
Ava Homa interviewed on Ghasedak (in Persian/Farsi). Read here

September 2010

09/18/10
Sheniz Janmohamed, author of Bleeding Light, on Masala Canada. See Here

09/10/10
Dawn Promislow, author of Jewles and Other Stories, speaks with Open Book Toronto. Read Here

09/08/10
Video interview with Sheniz Janmohamed. View Here

August 2010

08/27/10
Review of To Love a Palestinian Woman. Read Here

08/23/10
Review of Belonging and Banishment on Blog: Reading Through Life. Read Here

July 2010

07/28/10
Watch Full Video of FSALA 2009! Footage of the 2009 Festival of South Asian Literature at the University of Toronto. Watch Here

07/13/10
Photos of FSALA 2009. View Here

07/12/10 Review of Nuff Said in Sway Magazine! “Michelle Muir’s new book of poetry touches on everything from erotic desire to education…” Read Here

June 2010

06/20/10
Review of Shopping for Sabzi in International ExaminerRead Here 
Review of Nitin Deckha’s collection of short stories.

06/15/10
Review of In a Boston Night by Canadian Literature.

May 2010

 05/17/10
Sheema Khan appeared on the TVO program, In Conversation with Allan Gregg on May 16. Watch the episode online! Watch Here 

April 2010

04/26/10
Sheema Khan discusses her new book, Of Hockey and Hijab with Steve Paikin on The AgendaRead here

04/22/10
Photos of TSAR Spring Book Launch Launch of Ehab Lotayef’s ‘To Love a Palestinian Woman at the Beit Zatoun House. View Here

March 2010

03/12/10
Review of Arrival of the Snake-Woman by Olive Senior in Uptown Magazine. Read Here

03/08/10
Review of In a Boston Night by Sasenarine Persaud in News India Times.

February 2010

02/26/10
“Ten Questions” with Shaista Justin on Open Book Toronto. Read Here
02/09/10 
Arrival of the Snake-Woman
 was reviewed by JC Peters in Maple Tree Literary Supplement. Read Here

January 2010

01/27/10 
Once Upon a Time in Bollywood
 was reviewed by Rozena Maart in Herizons Magazine.

01/22/10
Poet Shaista Justin Featured on InsideToronto.com. Read Here

2009
December 2009

11/17/09
Nitin Deckha (Shopping for Sabzi) was interviewed on South Asian Focus TV (Rogers TV, Channel 10) on Tuesday, November 17th at 8 PM.