Author Archives: Theresa Wolfwood. Director, The Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation

About Theresa Wolfwood. Director, The Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation

Theresa Wolfwood is the co-founder and director of the Barnard-Boecker Center Foundation.

Oldfield, Sybil. ‘Thinking Against the Current’: Literature and Political Resistance. 2013. Sussex Academic Press, Eastbourne, UK. ISBN: 978-1-84519-689-9

Review by Theresa Wolfwood   “Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.”   Virginia Woolf   This fascinating and informative study of independent thinkers … Continue reading

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Oldfield, Sybil and Gwenyth Shaw, editors. The Old Familiar Faces 2007. Lewes, UK. ISBN 978-0-9554-114-1-0 Review and photo of Sybil Oldfield by Theresa Wolfwood

“I have had playmates, I have had companions… All are gone, the old familiar faces…”  Charles Lamb   This collection of mainly English poetry reflecting inevitably on loss, the constant of old age, has many poignant poems, but also humour, … Continue reading

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Watson, Raymond THE CELLWAS MY: CANVAS.2013. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Belfast, Northern Ireland ISBN-10: 1492762113 Review and author photograph by Theresa Wolfwood

Watson’s journey, from a teenage boy’s involvement in the conflict in Northern Ireland as an IRA fighter to years in a British prison to his development into an important artist today while he holds fast to his commitment to peace … Continue reading

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BLOOD OF EXTRACTION Todd Gordon and Jeffery R. Webber. 2016. Fernwood Publishing. Halifax and Winnipeg, Canada ISBN: 9781552668306

Review and photo of author, Jeffrey Webber,  by Theresa Wolfwood “In recent years, the Canadian state has lent its support to a repressive post-coup regime in Honduras; had provided military and ideological backing for a repressive regime in Colombia, one … Continue reading

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Berkson, Sam & Mohamed Sulaiman. Settled Wanderers. 2015. Influx Press. London UK ISBN: 978-0-9927655-4-5

Review and photo of Mohamed  Sulaiman by Theresa Wolfwood Subtitled ‘The poetry of Western Sahara’, this remarkable book is far more than a collection of poetry, little-known in the English-speaking world. It is a concise history and geography of the … Continue reading

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Soviet Princeton: Slim Evans and the 1932-33 Miners’ Strike by Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat.2015. New Star Books, Vancouver BC. .ISBN:9781554201099

Review by Theresa Wolfwood  “This is the story of a heated confrontation that took place in Princeton during the depths of the Great Depression- a struggle over coal mine owners’ attempt to roll back miners’ wages…features mounted police charging picket … Continue reading

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Human Rights in History by Morgan Avanti.2015. Morgan Avanti Publications. Toronto, ON ISBN978-0-9918346-0-0

Review by Theresa Wolfwood “What are human rights? They are rights belonging to all by virtue of being human. One can say possessing human rights makes it possible to be fully human.” Human rights have become so commonly and often … Continue reading

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Liversedge Ronald. Mac-Pap: Memoir of a Canadian in the Spanish Civil War 2013. edited by David Yorke New Star Books, Vancouver, BC. . ISBN: 9781554200719

Review by Theresa Wolfwood   “We were the direct casualties of the “Non-Intervention Pact, “which was the most open and cynical betrayal of a nation in all of history.” When I took recent visitors from Europe to see the memorial to … Continue reading

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Engler, Yves. CANADA in AFRICA: 300 years of ad and exploitation. 2015. RED publishing/ Fernwood Publishing Canada. ISBN 978-1-55266762-0

Review and author photo by Theresa Wolfwood “Canadian policy provides a unique window into Western exploitation of Africa and this book can hopefully contribute to overcoming widespread ignorance of African affairs.” Engler has done it again; written another carefully documented, … Continue reading

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Deneault , Alain Canada: A New Tax Haven How the Country That Shaped Caribbean Tax Havens Is Becoming One Itself 2015. Talonbooks. Vancouver BC. Translated by Catherine Browne ISBN 13: 9780889228368

Review & author photo by Theresa Wolfwood . “Everything was arranged to suit the interests of the powerful to facilitate the operations of the largest firms…” Deneault, author of   Imperial Canada Inc. Legal Haven of Choice for the World’s Mining … Continue reading

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Grover, Sumeet. House Arrest & Disobedience, 2015, Smallberry Press, London. UK

Review by Theresa Wolfwood The poems in this book are powerful messages about the cruelty and violence, often hidden and denied, in families, communities and countries. Although Grover is rooted in his own Indian culture there is a painful universality … Continue reading

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Guantanamo chez nous ? Editions Antidote Brussels, Belgium. 2014 ISBN : 9782930802008 in French

Review A partir de ce court récit très bien écrit, Luk Vervaet nous amène dans le monde carcéral de la lutte ‘anti-terroriste’ de l’état Belge.  Tout en présentant un bon aperçu, l’auteur mise sur le cas spécifique et très actuel d’un … Continue reading

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