Interview

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"I honestly don’t know how much innate talent plays out in all this, but until you’ve written maybe a half dozen or so books, complete with lots of feedback, you haven’t really tried. If you keep writing and keep submitting and keep writing, regardless of rejections and the opinions of others, you will reach your apogee, regardless of where that is..."

Josie Penny On The Goose

Posted on March 12 by Kyle in Interview, Non-fiction

Tell us about your book.
bout my second Book “On the Goose” When “So Few on Earth” came out, there was a great demand from my readers to continue my story. Therefore, at their request I decided to write the next seventeen years of my life as a young bride and mother in Happy Valley Goose Bay. Labrador.

 

What was your first publication?
My first publication was So Few on Earth. A Labrador Metis Woman Remembers.

 

When Austin Clarke Met Malcolm X

Posted on February 25 by Kyle in Interview, News
In 1963, a young Austin Clarke, hoping to make his first mark as a journalist, travelled from Toronto to Harlem with two goals: first, to live among the people and capture an honest picture of what life was like for Harlem’s black community during a pivotal period in history (which resulted in the CBC Radio documentary Project 64: Harlem in Revolt), and, second, interviewing renowned author James Baldwin. Upon being informed that Baldwin was in Greece and therefore not available to be interviewed, a friend made a suggestion.
Tell us about your book. Marjorie, Too Afraid Too Cry is about my mother Marjorie, and while it tells about her not so unusual – as it turns out – experience of being a child migrant (home child) is also includes why it was not so unusual. For example – instead of her removal from her mother’s care being as a result of her mother failing her – a feeling that Marjorie carried with her for most of her life, I discovered that Britain’s policy of migrating their ‘unwanted’ children to the colonies was at the forefront and it was a practice that had been going on since 1618 when the Virginia Company took one hundred street children from the city of London to Virginia in order to supply labour to the plantation owners at Jamestown, Virginia.
Tell us about your book Ignored but not forgotten: Canada's English Immigrants is the third and final book in my trilogy The English in Canada. It tells the story of the later immigration from England to Canada during the later part of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth century. The book covers English immigration to the whole of Canada. During this period the English were the largest immigrant group, their numbers far exceeding those from other countries. Although the English mainly preferred to settle in the growing Canadian town and cities they also took up the farming and land-owning opportunities offered to them. This was the period when the Prairie Provinces were being opened up for settlement and is a saga rich in human interest.

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