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Giant: A Witty Revolution

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Reviewed in this essay: Giant by Aga Maksimowska. Pedlar Press, 2012. In 1988, Eastern Europe is on the brink of revolution. The citizens of Poland are weary from the stifling Communist management of their lives. Workers set in motion an unprecedented series of strikes that ripple across the country and ignite a slow but steady assault on the repressive regime. Into this setting plods an 11-year...

TRB Podcast: Peta-Gaye Nash kicks off Jamaica 50 at TPL

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Listen here: Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. Peta-Gaye Nash started the Jamaica 50 series at the Toronto Public Library  with readings from her short story collection, I Too Hear the Drums. She is a short-story and children’s book author born...