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Fiction: Novels

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