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“Minarets on the Horizon” Book Talk July 27, 2021

The Muslims in Canada Archives (MiCA) will be hosting Murray Hogben on Zoom for a talk about his recently released book ‘Minarets on the Horizon’ is a collection of stories about some of the earliest Muslim Canadians, and the Muslim community that has existed since. The talk will aim to cover topics such as the treatment of Muslim people from the earliest days to the present, the importance of recordkeeping in the Canadian Muslim communities,…

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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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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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Happy Lunar New Year! January 25, 2020 – Posted in: Holidays & Observances

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐!  Last year, we celebrated some of our authors who were born in the Year of the Pig, and this year, we have no one from the Year of the Rat! What we did find out though, were the lucky colours for whoever will be celebrating the Rat, and we compiled a list of some blue, green and gold books for you! Fun fact: one of the lucky numbers for rats…

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Holiday Gift Guide November 11, 2019 – Posted in: Gift Guides

Struggling to find the perfect gift? It’s no secret that books are a great choice, but let’s face it…not just any book will do! Supporting diverse Canadian lit this year is just as important (and rewarding!) Imagine helping your friend or family member discover their next favourite author that they wouldn’t have chosen for themselves. You’ll be the holiday lit(erary) hero in no time at all! So before you hit the bookstores, check out our…

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Asian Heritage Month Highlight: Nonfiction May 24, 2019 – Posted in: Highlights

Today, we’re featuring some great nonfcition titles for Asian Heritage Month. From memoirs to essays, you’re bound to discover a new favourite author – perhaps even a new favourite book! Make sure to click the title names below for more information. Beyond Silence: Chinese Canadian Literature in English (Literary Criticism): From unappreciated railway workers facing institutional racism and neglect in the last century to national cultural figures of the present, the Chinese, like other coloured…

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An Open Letter on Faith March 25, 2019 – Posted in: Guest Post

A few moments ago, I put down my laptop and went to wash. Then I spread my prayer mat on the floor and performed the ritual early afternoon prayer. And then it came to me, what I’ve been labouring over while trying to write this post. When I pray, I look for peace. And the more I empty my heart of the clutter of the day and leave myself an open vessel, the more often…

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