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North Street Review of Books is a bimonthly supplement issued by Shunpiking Online. Review copies should be addressed to:

Book Review Editor
Shunpiking Magazine
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3R 1K1

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Strangely, there are no words to describe Nancy Morejón, someone who is a proprietress of words. Poet, essayist, journalist, translator, cultural advocate, member of the Cuban Language Academy, National Literature Prize winner... MIREYA CASTAÑEDA

For gardeners, the middle of winter is an ideal time to go through seed catalogues, which started arriving in December, or catch up on reading. DEBBY SEED

My Real Name is Charley, Memoirs of a Grocer's Clerk: Glen Hancock's Wolfville remembered from the sunset of a life. ALLEN MCAVOY

Making sense of the world on your own. PATRICK EDWARDS-DAUGHERTY on Joey Comeau's self-published work.

Some 90 people attended the book launch of independent journalists Anthony Fenton's and Yves Engler's new work in a lively forum at Dalhousie University. Canada’s crimes against the Haitian people justified by government officials claiming that Canada has a “responsibility to protect” the Haitian people.

KIM PETERSEN reviews 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles Mann.

John Mack Faragher's A Great and Noble Scheme: Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland -- a new, throughly researched and superbly written history of the Acadian Expulsion. Two reviews by DANIEL PAUL and AMY E. STURGIS.

Following WWI the British committed shocking massacres to enforce its rule over colonies from Ireland to India, Africa to Palestine. India will never forget the infamy of one British general conveniently forgotten by the rest of the empire. What changed a shy colonial boy into the man who ordered a premeditated massacre of 400 Punjabi civilians, including 41 children? Nor did the General stop at killing Indians assembled for a peaceful protest. Two reviews plus excerpts from the book by NIGEL COLLETT, himself a retired Colonel of the British army.

Palestine is one of the most well-documented areas of the world. What makes The Atlas of Palestine -- with 450 colour pages documenting 1,300 towns and villages and 20,000 place names, and ten years in preparation -- so unique? Interview with DR. SALMAN ABU SITTA

Professor ILAN PAPPE on Beyond Chutzpah: Norman Finkelstein challenges the conventional line on Israel. - Introduction to the Second Edition.
Downloadable pdf file

Dr. MOHAMED ELMASRY reviews Destroying World Order: U.S. Imperialism in the Middle East Before and After September 11

James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer. The Globalizing Dynamics of Neo-liberal Capitalism. NANCY MALEY

In his video-taped Nobel acceptance speech, Harold Pinter excoriated a 'brutal, scornful and ruthless' United States. The full text of his address.

Canadian-based NGOs helped the federal government use development assistance as a tool of political influence. A chapter from the new book by Yves Engler and Anthony Fention exclusively online on

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