Ahmad Danny Ramadan is an experienced journalist with bylines in the Washington Post, The Guardian and Foreign Policy. His history of working with organizations in the Middle East as well as his personal experience as a Syrian refugee have made Ramadan passionate about volunteerism, democracy, social justice and LGBTQ refugees' rights. He is currently the Community Outreach Coordinator of QMUNITY, British Columbia's Queer Resource Centre. He was also the Grand Marshal for Vancouver's Gay Pride Parade 2016. He has previously authored two collections of short stories in Arabic. The Clothesline Swing is his first novel in English. He lives in Vancouver, BC.
Our penultimate 2020 Gift Guide is courtesy of Scotiabank Giller Prize-finalist Francesca Ekwuyasi who recommends four choice titles from Arsenal Pulp Press and Nightwood Editions for everyone from your "future-thinking Aquarius bestie" to "your twenty-something-year-old self." ... Read more
This week we looked ahead to summer adventures, jotted down seafood recipes for backyard parties, and continued to celebrate Pride Month with a colourful reading list.
For Pride Month we asked journalist, author, and LGBTQ refugee activist Ahmad Danny Ramadan for some of his top book picks for Pride reading.
Launched on June 1st and running until the end of August, All Lit Up is excited to bring you 30 incredible CanLit titles at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport — in a vending machine! Yep, you read that right; in a few simple taps you can grab new, exciting literature to carry ... Read more
The week we cheered about the Canada Reads longlist, learned more about book-binding a la publisher Biblioasis, and tried two cocktail recipes.
It’s Pride weekend this weekend in Toronto: and naturally, we’re preparing by reading some fantastic LGBTQ+ books. We’ve come across some great words and phrases on the way: here are ten for you to include in your own Pride lexicon.
Venture out to one of these great literary events in your area this week, including the Trillium Award 30th Anniversary Readings in Ottawa and the Read Local BC readings (x2!) in Vancouver.
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