Thursday, October 21, 2021

New Nonfiction


A Complex Exile: Homelessness and Social Exclusion in Canada by Erin Dej
“Over 235,000 people couch-surf, stay in emergency shelters, or live on the street in Canada every year. However, the very policies, practices, and funding models that exist to house the homeless, promote social inclusion, and provide mental health care form a homelessness industrial complex. This book goes beyond bio-medical and psychological perspectives on homelessness, mental illness, and addiction, to call for a transformation in how we respond to homelessness in Canada.” -Amazon

Canada's Forgotten Slaves: Two Centuries of Bondage by Marcel Trudel and George Tombs
“By painstakingly combing through unpublished archival records of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Marcel Trudel gives a human face to the over 4,000 Aboriginal and Black slaves bought, sold and exploited in colonial Canada.” -Amazon

Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing 
and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by Jessica McDiarmid
"This stunning work of investigative journalism follows a series of unsolved disappearances and murders of Indigenous women in rural British Columbia along Highway 16, a 450-mile stretch of dirt and asphalt, surrounded by rugged wilderness and snowy mountain peaks."--Publisher

The Sport and Prey of Capitalists: How the Rich Are Stealing Canada's Public Wealth by Linda McQuaig
“After more than a century as nation builders, Canadians have spent recent decades downsizing or selling off our ambitious public enterprises and programs to private investors, diminishing our ownership and control of key aspects of our economy, our country, and our lives.” -WorldCat

Whose Water Is It, Anyway?: Taking Water Protection into Public Hands by Maude Barlow
“In Whose Water Is It, Anyway?, renowned water justice activist Maude Barlow recounts her own education in water issues as she and her fellow grassroots water warriors woke up to the immense pressures facing water in a warming world. Concluding with a step-by-step guide to making your own community blue, Maude Barlow’s latest book is a heartening example of how ordinary people can effect enormous change.” -Amazon