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Words of wisdom from Dany Laferrière

J’ai enfin lu “Pays sans chapeau,” un des bouquins préférés de mon amie Régine, et il y avait certaines passages dedans qui avaient vraiment résonné avec moi.   “Écrire plus vite, toujours plus vite. Non que je sois pressé. Je m’active comme … Continue reading

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New Year, new promises…

Ah, January 1, those hours when you’ve done nothing yet, so you know you’ve done nothing wrong…when the possibilities are endless… Here are my resolutions for this year: -take up a new physical activity, probably kung fu -Go on at … Continue reading

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On self-deprecation

When I go to Baltimore, I always manage to work in a visit to the free book exchange. This time, I found the entire Frank McCourt trilogy (you know, the Irish writer who wrote ‘Angela’s Ashes’ ?) in paperback. I’d … Continue reading

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“On vient de la francophonie…”

Salut à tous! Je sais que je blogue moins souvent que d’habitude ces derniers jours, parce que je travaille sur plusieurs dossiers à la fois… *Le Chronicle-Telegraph *Xtra Canada (www.xtra.ca ou @DailyXtra) *Les immigrants de la capitale (mensuel francophone) *Le … Continue reading

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Travels with Kapuscinski

In my flat, four days away from saying goodbye to the girls, who have been nothing but patient and sweet with me. Not for the first time, I am sitting in front of my computer surrounded by the works of … Continue reading

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How to Raise Sheep, Part 2 of 3: A Country Without Books

Yesterday I went to the Librairie St-Paul, the only bookstore in Bujumbura, which makes it the only bookstore in Burundi, unless Ngozi, a university town in the north, has a bookstore I don’t know about. A lavender stucco monstrosity across … Continue reading

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