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Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

Paul Barrett

Paul Barrett is an assistant professor in the English department at Concordia University. He is the author of Blackening Canada: Diaspora, Race, Multiculturalism. He writes on topics of race, digital humanities, and public culture in Canada.

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Paul Barrett

The opposite of silence

Dionne Brand’s dialogues with herself and the world September 2018
The liberal humanist vision of the world imagines society on a slow, yet progressive march toward a more egalitarian, equitable, and free version of itself. Yes, there are the unfortunate missteps, the violent histories, and the regrettable mistakes, but our overall trajectory is toward greater freedom. It is out of such hopeful visions of the world that we get the Instagram progressivism of Trudeau 2.0 and the mantras of “Because it’s 2015,” and “Yes we can!” Dionne Brand has long been a voice of staunch correction and opposition to this liberal…