To “unsettle” means to disturb or discomfit. But in post-colonial or anti-colonial terms, to “unsettle” means to dismantle the systemic and institutional mechanisms of oppression that have been put in place by an imperial or occupying power with the intention
This weekend, The Handmaid’s Tale made the Globe and Mail bestseller list. Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel is set in a future version of the U.S., which has become a totalitarian theocracy where women are enlisted into sexual slavery at the
When news broke yesterday that John Berger, the critic and novelist, had died at age 90, it was tempting to take it as a sign that 2017 would be little more than a baleful continuation of the previous 12 months.
As the world begins to process the results from this week’s American election, two questions seem to bubble to the surface. The first is, how did we get here? How did America, long seen as a bastion of hope and
The second of in a series of roundtables meant to address the fate of libraries in Newfoundland and Labrador took place in St. John’s on Oct. 6, and it’s safe to say it didn’t go quite as well as hoped.