Racism and Colonialism in CanLit – an opening post

Image result for colonialism 150Important discussions have been emerging recently about the pervasiveness of racism and colonialism in the mainstream Canadian Literature and publishing scene (also known as CanLit).  Calls from Indigenous and Black writers to provide more support and opportunities for publishing, alongside challenging the myths of what CanLit is, and its elitist and exclusivist histories are out there, and need to be read, absorbed, and put into action.

I think we’ll be saying more about this in the future, but for now our words are not as powerful and clear as those of Jully Black from her own experience as a panelist on Canada Reads.

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