The Silent Minaret (Review)

Title: The Silent Minaret Author: Ishtiyaq Shukri Publication Year: 2007 Pages: 248 Genre: Fiction Source: Purchased from an independent bookstore in Hermanus, South Africa From the cover: Who knew Issa Shamsuddin? Is his disappearance a matter of choice – the next step in a journey of self-imposed exile? Or are there more sinister forces at […]

Hope is Better Than Fear: Paying Jack Layton Forward (Review)

Title: Hope is Better Than Fear: Paying Jack Layton Forward Publication Year: 2011 Pages: 77 Genre: Non-Fiction, Essays Source: Review copy from the publisher through NetGalley From the cover: An e-book original inspired by the vision of late NDP leader Jack Layton with short, personal essays by a diverse line-up of Canadian writers and activists. […]

The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk (Review)

Title: The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk Author: Randy Shilts Narrator: Marc Vietor Publication Year: 1982 Pages: 400 (audio length: 15 hours 58 minutes) Genre: Non-Fiction, Audiobook Source: Audiobook version, purchased from Audible.com From the cover: Known as “The Mayor of Castro Street” even before he was elected to […]

Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West (Review)

Title: Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West Author: Benazir Bhutto Narrator: Rita Wolf Publication Year: 2008 Pages: 352 (audio length: 12 hours 34 minutes) Genre: Non-Fiction Source: Review copy from the publisher From the cover: Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan in October 2007, after eight years of exile, hopeful that she could be a catalyst […]

Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution (Review)

Title: Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution Author: Sara Marcus Publication Year: 2010 Pages: 384 Genre: Non-Fiction Source: Review copy from the publisher From the cover: Girls to the Front is the epic, definitive history of Riot Grrrl — the radical feminist uprising that exploded into the public eye […]

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