David Bouchet (DaoudaToubab)

Bouchet, David Authors

David Bouchet (DaoudaToubab) est éditeur, écrivain et scénariste (La pirogue, 2012, Sélection du Festival de Cannes – Un Certain Regard). Il a passé l’essentiel de sa vie à Dakar et est ancré à Montréal depuis 2010. Soleil est son premier roman.

David Bouchet (Daouda Toubab) is an editor, writer and screenwriter. He spent most of his life in Dakar, Senegal and has lived in Montreal since 2010. Sun of a Distant Landis his first novel.

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Souleye et sa famille arrivent du Sénégal et s’installent à Montréal. Ils veulent «devenir d’ici», ne pas se retourner. Mais tout ne se passe pas comme prévu, et P’pa se retrouve dans le sous-sol de l’appartement, où il se met à creuser un trou. Ou est-ce un puits? Son esprit semble en transit entre deux continents. Pour Souleye, les questions fusent et les réponses n’ont pas de formes connues. Simplement, il faut reboucher la folie de P’pa.

Souleye, que sa nouvelle amie Charlotte a rebaptisé Soleil, réfléchit beaucoup et connaît le langage des yeux. Il pose un regard subtil et ouvert sur l’être humain. Par le récit de ses espoirs et de ses peurs, il nous transporte à travers l’histoire de l’humanité, «une lente histoire de dissolution et de transformation».

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James Bartleman

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James Bartleman is the former lieutenant governor of Ontario and the bestselling author of the novels As Long as the Rivers Flow and The Redemption of Oscar Wolf. A member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, he is also a retired ambassador and a member of the Order of Canada. He lives in Perth, Ontario. His latest book with Dundurn Press is Seasons of Hope.

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Noelle Allen

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Noelle Allen is the owner and publisher of Wolsak and Wynn, a quirky little literary press based in Hamilton, Ontario. She is the past chair of the Literary Press Group and of gritLIT: Hamilton’s Readers and Writers Festival. She is the current chair of the Literary Advisory Committee of the Hamilton Arts Council, which promotes awareness of the literary arts in the city of Hamilton and coordinates the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Awards.

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Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

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Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm is an Anishinaabe writer, poet, editor and the founder and managing editor of Kegedonce Press, an Indigenous publisher based in the territory of her people, the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation, Saugeen Ojibway Nation in southwestern Ontario. Kegedonce Press is the only established Indigenous publisher in Ontario and one of only four nationally. Her recent book, the collection of short stories The Stone Collection, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was a finalist for a Sarton Literary Award. She wrote the recent Globe and Mail opinion piece, The cultural appropriation debate is over. It’s time for action.

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