In this episode of Teachin’ Books, host Jessica McDonald talks to Dr. Joanne Leow, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Saskatchewan, about teaching David Chariandy’s novel Brother.
- Find out more about David Chariandy’s novel Brother.
- You can find Karina Vernon’s edited anthology The Black Prairie Archives at Wilfrid Laurier University Press. And you can find her U Winnipeg English talk “Changing the Prairie Story: Reading Black & Black-Indigenous Writers in the Prairie Archive” here on YouTube.
- Go here to listen to Nina Simone sing “Ne Me Quitte Pas.”
- Some of the texts Joanne refers to include: “mihkokwaniy” by Joshua Whitehead; “This is America” by Childish Gambino; “Harlem” by Langston Hughes; “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys; the play Reasonable Doubt (created by Joel Bernbaum, Lancelot Knight, and Yvette Nolan); the play Consecrated Ground by George Boyd; the Unteachable documentary.
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**Read the transcript for this episode here.**