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If you were to find yourself in an Acadian community on the 15th of August, you will hear a very distinct declaration. It doesn’t come out in the form of words or song or some form of visual communication. And yet it is as clear as day and grabs your attention. It is a Tintamarre.

written by Simon Thibault

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Reads for International Women's Day

As a contribution to IWD, Goose Lane has curated a collection of books that explore the diverse experiences of women and non-binary people that celebrates the strength of trailblazers, innovators, and survivors, and honours those who died as a direct result of violence against women.

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It's Black History Month

The roots of Black History Month in Canada stretch back more than forty years. In 1978, the Ontario Black History Society was founded, and the following year, its founders, Dr. Daniel G. Hill and Wilson O. Brooks, successfully petitioned the City of Toronto to have February proclaimed as Black History Month.

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Lest We Forget: Bombs and Barbed Wire

On November 11th, Goose Lane Editions pauses to recognize and remember those who gave their lives defending freedom and democracy.

This month we also celebrate a new edition in the New Brunswick Military Heritage Series produced in partnership with the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society. Bombs and Barbed Wire: Stories of Acadian Airmen and Prisoners of War, 1939-1945 tells previously untold stories of Acadian veterans.

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Two Books, Two Major Awards

Congratulations to Nicholas Herring on winning the $60,000 Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize for his debut novel, Some Hellish. The award was presented at the 2022 Writers’ Trust Awards on Wednesday, November 2. The livestream was recorded and is available for viewing online.

And congratulations to Kazim Ali on winning the $2,500 Banff Mountain Book Award for Environmental Literature for his book Northern Light on Thursday, November 3.

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