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South African novelist Rozena Maart is an English professor and a practitioner of psychoanalysis. She earned her PhD from the
She has been a researcher and writer for the Canadian Panel on Violence against Women. As well, she ‘s won the $10,000 Journey Prize for Best Short Fiction in Canada in 1992, and her writing was selected by the Governor General to be among that of twenty four Canadian writers of African descent whose work is being exhibited across Canada.
Last week Rozena Maart and I spoke in
Our conversation began very conversationally indeed. In fact, after I turned the recorder on, Ms. Maart didn’t give me much chance to throw in a question for a while, and because I hadn’t formally started, you’ll notice several mms and ahs I wouldn’t ordinarily emit during an interview.
But because her comments were so intriguing, and because she gave me permission, I kept the recording of the informal discussion and now offer it to you. Ironically, I’d originally hoped to showcase Maart’s novel The
During our conversation, Ms. Maart discussed
Ms. Maart began by discussing her experiences of alienation, as a South African of Khoi San and South Asian descent, inside nearly all-White teaching institutions.
If you’d like to win an autographed copy of The Writing Circle, send me an email with ROZENA MAART in the subject line, and tell me why you'd like a copy.
This Sunday, the Caribbean Fathers’ Interest Group presents a Town Hall Meeting at the Marcus Garvey Centre for Unity. The meeting will discuss how the Caribbean-Canadian community can develop new supports for fathers and families, particularly in order to raise successful sons.
Hercules Grant is one of the organisers. He's an
WHERE: Marcus Garvey Centre for Unity,
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 pm
FMI: Email address to contact Hercules Grant