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The Melmac Years

My peculiar resin d’être

Maple Branches

Who talks of my nation?

Listening In

What recent populist victories tell us about Canada

Esi Edugyan

Esi Edugyan is the author of The Second Life of Samuel Tyne (Vintage, 2005) and Diese Fremden (Akademie Schloss Solitude, 2007). Her second novel, Half Blood Blues (Thomas Allen, 2011), won the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

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Esi Edugyan

A Life Worth Living

A wise, inventive—and refreshingly graphic—meditation on how to be an artist April 2011
How to describe this utterly sui generis work? One might be more faithful to its accomplishment by describing what it is not. Which is: not quite novel, not quite diary, not quite memoir—though it has elements of all three. It is perhaps closest to a gathering of modern-day pensées or sketches, which, taken…

Sparring Cultures

African grimness plus Canadian inanity makes for courageous satire. December 2006