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Postmedia in the gutter

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Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

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John Isbister

John Isbister is a professor of economics at Ryerson University.

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John Isbister

Out of Africa

Two books reveal westerners’ distorted models of the continent. October 2015
Our fascination with Africa is matched by our ignorance. I say this from experience. When I was 19, I spent the summer of 1962 in Senegal, seduced by the excitement of the newly independent state, by the drums, by the colours, by the noise, by the markets, by the promise of an infinite future, by the…