Episode #31 Ondjaki

Here is an interview with Angolan author, Ondjaki. Ondjaki visited Guelph on October 23rd, as part of Transparent City’s book tour. Today’s episode is a pre-recorded interview by Stephen Henighan, hosted at The Bookshelf’s eBar in downtown Guelph. Stephen Henighan has translated three of Ondjaki’s novels. Thank you to hosts Dan and Stephanie Minett at…

Episode #30 Able Hamilton poetry festival

We are absolutely delighted to have Shane Neilson and Ally Fleming, founders of the Able Hamilton Poetry Collective and the Able Hamilton Poetry Festival, visiting for this episode of Bookish Radio with readings from poets NoAHwareness and Phillip Crymble. Many thanks to Steven deTaeye for producing this episode of Bookish Radio. Check him out @Hymns57…

Episode #29 Leonarda Carranza

Episode #29  Leonarda Carranza by Kim Davids Mandar Leonarda shares insights about the impact of racism in the classroom from her PhD research, subsequent work with writers of colour, and her own experiences. Her published work includes stories from El Salvador which reflect deeply personal family experiences both there and building anew in Canada. Leonarda…

Episode #28 Truth Is

Truth Is, Artistic Director of Guelph Spoken Word By Kim Davids Mandar Guelph is host to the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW)— happening from October 28th until November 3rd. This is Guelph’s first time hosting in its fifteen year run. There are eighteen teams competing from across Canada. Artistic Director, Truth Is, joined Bookish…

Episode #27 Stephen Henighan – Blue River and Red Earth

Stephen Henighan is the author of no less than sixteen books of fiction, criticism, and nonfiction, most recently  the short story collection Blue River and Red Earth and his translation of the Angolan writer Ondjaki’s novel Transparent City. He is a novelist and short story writer, journalist, translator and professor of Latin American literature at the University of Guelph….