Book Review: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

The second book I read in my Giller Prize reading challenge was Washington Black by Esi Edugyan. When purchasing this book, I didn’t know much about it. Typically, I don’t like reading summaries of books because sometimes they spoil the whole thing. However before reading, I knew it was a book about slavery, but it…

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Book Review: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa was the first book I read in 2021. It’s a short story collection that explores the lives of various different people, ranging from older women to teenaged girls. Many of the characters are from Laos who have immigrated to Canada. Thammavongsa is Lao herself, and showcases many of…

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I’m Going to Read EVERY Giller Prize Winning Book

As the title suggests, I’m going on a Canadian literary journey this year by reading every Giller Prize winning book. The Scotiabank Giller Prize is a literary prize awarded to the best fiction written that year. I started thinking about this idea a couple months ago when I was watching the Giller Prize on CBC.…

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