Quill and Quire

Fiction: Novels

By Farzana Doctor

In her fourth novel, Farzana Doctor breaks open the taboo subject of khatna (female genital mutilation/cutting) in the Dawoodi Bohra community. The Dawoodi Bohra is a subsect of Shia Ismailis, known for involvement with business ... Read More »

August 6, 2020 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Will Ferguson

Will Ferguson has long demonstrated an enduring fondness for the con. From his Leacock-winning debut Generica (later retitled Happiness™) to the oft-overlooked period novel Spanish Fly to the Nigerian fraud at the heart of his ... Read More »

August 6, 2020 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Anne Simpson

A novel about a white woman claiming to speak for a Black woman comes burdened with the pre-existing trope of the “white saviour complex,” a belief system rooted in colonization’s “civilizing” efforts of trade, religion, ... Read More »

July 6, 2020 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Eva Crocker

Who among us can honestly say they’d be free of fear or embarrassment if their phone and laptop were seized and scrutinized by law enforcement? Such is the anxiety-plagued situation of Stacey Power, the protagonist ... Read More »

May 21, 2020 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews