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.

Khalidi, Anbara Salam. MEMOIRS of AN EARLY ARAB FEMINIST: The life and Activism of Anbara Salam Khalidi. 2013. Pluto Press. London, UK. Translated from Arabic by Tarif Khalidi ISBN 978 0 7453 3356 4

Review by Theresa Wolfwood “I do not intend to write journal or history of my family…these memoirs might be described as a history of some landmarks of the age in which I lived…” Readers should not be put off by … Continue reading

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Karmi, Ghada. MARRIED TO ANOTHER MAN: Israel’s Dilemma in Palestine. Pluto Press. London, UK. ISBN 978-0-7453-2065-6

Review & author photo by Theresa Wolfwood The author writes that the title of this book comes from, “following the first Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897 at which the idea of establishing a Jewish state in Palestine was first … Continue reading

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Michiko Midge Ayukawa. HIROSHIMA IMMIGRANTS IN CANADA 1891-1941. UBC Press, Vancouver, BC ISBN 978-0-7748-1432-4

Review by Theresa Wolfwood          Author photo by Betty Andrews With the passing of the author in October, BC lost a historian and community leader. After her retirement from her career as a scientist and teacher, Ayukawa returned to university to … Continue reading

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Sprague, Jeff. PARAMILITARISM AND THE ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY IN HAITI. 2012. Monthly Review Press, NY, USA. ISBN 978-1-58367-301-0

Review by Theresa Wolfwood Sprague, a USA scholar, has written a detailed and readable history of Haiti, now the poorest country in this hemisphere; once the source of great wealth for its colonizer, France. His emphasis after reviewing early history … Continue reading

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Wong, David H. T. Escape to Gold Mountain. 2012. Arsenal Pulp Press. Vancouver. BC ISBN 978-1-55152-476-4

  Review and author photo by Theresa Wolfwood Classified as Juvenile Non-Fiction, this graphic novel is a recommended read for Canadians of all ages. Wong chose the graphic technique not only because he has always loved drawing cartoons, but also … Continue reading

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A Woman Among Warlords: the Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice.

Review by Theresa Wolfwood This is the very personal and very political story of the woman who is called the “bravest woman in Afghanistan.” When her family returned to Pakistan from a refugee camp, she was a clandestine teacher, teaching … Continue reading

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Chambers, Carole. She Draws the Rain. 2013. Thistledown Press. Saskatoon, SK, Canada ISBN 978-1-927068-42-7

Review by Theresa Wolfwood   Chamber’s latest of five volumes of poems expresses her enduring passion for the people and land she loves so deeply. “She Draws the Rain” is her finest collection yet with poems that speak powerfully to … Continue reading

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Abu-Zahra, Nadia & Adah Kay. UNFREE IN PALESTINE: Registration, Documentation and Movement Restriction. 2013, Pluto Press. UK. ISBN 978 0 7453 2527 9

Review by Theresa Wolfwood “In this book we focus on denationalization rather than displacement or dispossession…we draw attention to the 1.4 million denationalized Palestinians… The focus on denationalization, rather than solely dispossession, implicitly recognizes the nationality and citizenship of Palestinians … Continue reading

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Shaxson, Nicholas. Treasure islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens. 2011. Palgrave Macmillan. UK. ISBN 978-0-230-10501-0

Review by Theresa Wolfwood “Societies grant corporations immense privileges, such  as limited liability…they have also been granted the right to be treated as artificial legal entities that can relocate to different  jurisdictions almost at will, irrespective of where they really … Continue reading

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Butler, C.T. & Keith McHenry. FOOD, NOT BOMBS. See Sharp Press,Arizona. USA

By Theresa Wolfwood   “This slogan requires no complicated analysis. The three words “say it all.” They point unerringly to the double challenge: to feed immediately people who are without adequate food, and to replace a system whose priorities are … Continue reading

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Janice Williamson, editor. Omar Khadr, Oh Canada. 2012.McGill-Queen’s University Press Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-0-7735-4022-4

Review by Theresa Wolfwood   “The oppressors are playing with me, As they move freely about the world…   They have monuments to liberty And freedom of opinion, which is well and good.  But I explained to them that Architecture … Continue reading

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Martinez, Carlos & Michael Fox, & Jojo Farrell. VENEZUELA SPEAKS! Voices from the Grassroots. 2010. PM Press, Oakland, CA, USA. ISBN 978-1-60486-108-2

Review by Theresa Wolfwood “…the failure of neoliberalism combined with the political failure of representative democracy…contributed significantly to the rise of the New Left.” “…in Venezuela, as a consequence…new urban community associations and political parties emerges that provided an important … Continue reading

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