Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author Ian Williams to write a book of essays about race, due out in fall 2021

Ian Williams, creator of the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize-profitable novel Reproduction, is creating a book about race.

The nonfiction book, titled Disorientation: The Encounter of Remaining Black in the Globe, will be unveiled in the slide of 2021.

Disorientation is motivated by the essays of the late American creator James Baldwin in Notes of a Native Son and No person Understands my Identify. The forthcoming book will examine problems these as the character of Black id and becoming Black in the environment. 

The Brampton, Ont.-lifted, Vancouver-centered Williams is a poet, creator and professor at the College of British Columbia. He

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Canada’s Drag Race queen Kiara on Snatch Game and that killer lip sync

In more than five episodes, Canada’s Drag Race queen Kiara proved she can sew, act, dance, and rap with the ideal of them. (Comedian impressions, however, could be an additional story.)

This week’s episode saw the very first-at any time Canadian version of two time-honoured Drag Race traditions: the Library Problem and Snatch Game. The latter saw Jimbo triumph with a suitably OTT Joan Rivers Lemon as Jojo Siwa, and Rita Baga’s Edith Piaf also received props from the judges. Meanwhile, Priyanka’s Miss out on Cleo and Kiara’s turn as as “All I Want For Xmas Is You”–brand Mariah Carey

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New Book Offers Guide for White People to Have Meaningful Conversations on Race

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updated: Jun 22, 2020 eleven:00 EDT


Now, Aaron L. Myers, II, writer, activist and entertainer, announces the release of his new reserve “White People Conversing to White People:  A Manual On How to Broach the Dialogue of Race with Your White Mates and Spouse and children,” a ahead-wondering guidebook to getting brave conversations on race.

Myers is a 36-year-previous African-American who currently resides in Washington, D.C., but grew up in Navarro County, Texas in the exact same county where by his relatives members were enslaved. He was influenced by

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Nenshi ‘race card’ tweet by W. Brett Wilson prompts boycott call from comedian Andrew Phung

Calgary-based comedian and actor Andrew Phung is urging non-revenue corporations not to take donations from W. Brett Wilson and says he’ll boycott any that do, after getting offence at a tweet from the Calgary philanthropist and entrepreneur that he called “awful and offensive.”

Wilson’s tweet came as he weighed in on whether or not the town must go in advance and construct the $four.nine-billion Eco-friendly Line mild rail transit megaproject, which was a critical election concern when Naheed Nenshi won re-election for a third time period as mayor in 2017.

Back again then, Nenshi’s main rival, the a lot more

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 Crowns a Winner

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There is a new leading queen in town. 

Year twelve of RuPaul’s Drag Race has arrive to an conclude in an at-home finale that labored remarkably perfectly, and a new queen has been named America’s Next Drag Celebrity. 

Congratulations to…look above there! Jaida Essence Corridor!

Jaida really clearly slayed that last Destiny’s Youngster lipsync as she slayed every thing all time, however runners up Gigi Goode and Crystal Methyd have been worthy opponents. We will never ignore the pleasure we felt as we realized Crystal was doing “Like a Bird” as an genuine hen. We truly feel definitely particular

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Drag Race Disqualifies Contestant Sherry Pie Over Catfishing

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Just one episode into season 12, RuPaul’s Drag Race is facing some controversy. 

Contestant Sherry Pie, real name Joey Gugliemelli, has been disqualified from the competition after multiple catfishing claims, which he then admitted to and apologized for in a statement of his own. Sherry Pie will make her debut in tonight’s episode. 

“In light of recent developments and Sherry Pie’s statement, Sherry Pie has been disqualified from RuPaul’s Drag Race,” said a spokesperson for VH1 and World of Wonder. “Out of respect for the hard work of the other queens, VH1 will air the season as planned. Sherry

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Nicki Minaj Has Her Dreams Come True With RuPaul’s Drag Race

Nicki Minaj‘s goals are coming true. The hip-hop icon will be the visitor judge on the RuPaul’s Drag Race period 12 premiere on Friday, Feb. 28 on VH1.

Seem for Nicki to sit along with host RuPaul and judges Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews to kick off the new period. According to VH1, the world wide superstar will make a shock debut on the runway.

Nicki tweeted about her involvement and stated her visitor physical appearance was “a desire of mine for so extensive.” In a new promo she says, “I am Nicki Minaj and I

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