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.

The Last Earth

Baroud, Ramzy. The Last Earth: A Palestrina Story. 2018. Pluto Press, UK. ISBN 978074533800 2 Review and author photo at Victoria book signing by Theresa Wolfwood “Let me arrange my evening with that which suits my failure and her absence.”  … Continue reading

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Born to be Unstoppable

Kironyo,Wanjiku. BORB TO BE UNSTOPPABLE: My Kenyan Story, Global Journey and Life’s Legacy. 2016. Fify fity Ld. Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN: 978-9966-097-28-6 Review and author photo by Theresa Wolfwood Photo: Wanjiku on right in Muthare Valley, Nairobi   “It is how … Continue reading

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ENGLER, YVES. A Propaganda System: How Canada’s government, corporations, media and academia Sell war and exploitation.2016. Red Publishing and Fernwood Publishing. Canada

Review by Theresa Wolfwood   ‘ “why do nine in ten Canadians think this country is a forc for good in the world even though our governments have long advanced corporate interests and sided with the British and US empires?” … Continue reading

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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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