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Thursday, June 29, 2006

In print

I have the honour of being among the contributors of the newly released anthology, In Our Own Voices: Learning and Teaching Toward Decolonisation. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Proma Tagore of the University of Victoria, editor and inspiration of the volume.

Publisher: Larkuma Press, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Cover Art:
Izmer Ahmad

Publication Year: 2006
ISBN: 0-9733821-2-0
Contributors: Olivia Ashbee; Tara Betts, njeri-damali (campbell), Chiinuuks; jennie duguay; Wil George; Naomi Horii; Rozmin Jaffer; Meghan Jezewska; Michelle La Flamme; Rhonda McIsaac; Victoria Marie; Lisa Okada; Rachel Reidner; Donyell L. Roseboro; Rubina Sidhu; Shaunga Tagore


In Our Own Voices: Learning and Teaching Toward Decolonisation is the work of nineteen scholars, poets and artists, each of whom extends our understanding of what it is to be a racialized minority in a classroom.

As Proma Tagore, editor of this anthology of essays, poems and graphic art, says, "This anthology came out of a direct need for a resource that could help racialized students to better negotiate their educational experiences and, along with others, create ways of resisting racism on campuses, in class rooms, and in class materials."

Kevin Kumashiro, Director, Centre for Anti-Oppressive Education, Washington D.C. writes:

This collection - at once moving and inspiring, insightful and troubling - speaks of the partialities of teaching, the paradoxes of change, and the intersectedness of identities, especially for those on the margins.

Ashok Mathur, Canada Research Chair in Cultural and Artistic Inquiry, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops writes:

The excitement of a collection such as this is not just that it gives space to previously hushed positions, but that it brings these writers together as a collective movement to document problematic histories and articulate potential futures.

The contributors are from diverse disciplines, including Literature, Visual Arts, Social Work, Nursing and Women's Studies, and diverse ethnocentric backgrounds, including First Nations, Chinese-, Japanese-, African- and Indo-Canadian.

For details, please contact Dr. Proma Tagore at or Larkuma at

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