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A Knight in Africa: Journey from Bukene

J. K. Chande

Foreword by President Benjamin William Mkapa

Sir "Andy" Chande (as Sir Jayantilal Keshavji Chande is familiarly known) shares his memories, his experiences, and his wisdom in this memoir as an informed and conscientious observer of (and a key participant in) the radical changes that East Africa has undergone during the last seventy-five years. He has been a prominent entrepreneur and a devoted public servant in his native Tanzania, and a tireless worker in charitable organizations both at home and internationally.

Although Chande's memoir contains much useful and informative analysis of economic development in the developing world, the politics of decolonization, and the effective distribution of aid to poor countries, such weighty subjects are presented in the context of a life richly remembered, a life firmly rooted in family and place.

ISBN 1894131835 | Hardcover | $ 29.95




 

Always an Updraft: A Writer Remembers

Munroe Scott


Archives of Canadian Arts, Culture, and Heritage

Munroe Scott is among the most dedicated of freelance writers and artists in this country. Having begun as a staff writer with Crawley Films in the early 1950s, he is perhaps best-known as the writer and director of the CBC-TV series The Tenth Decade, First Person Singular (The Pearson Memoirs), and One Canadian (The Diefenbaker Memoirs). He has published two books with Penumbra Press: The Carving of Canada (2000) and The Liberators (2001). In addition to writing the Sound & Light Show for Parliament Hill, 1984-93, Munroe Scott is a biographer of Dr Robert McClure and an award-winning playwright and columnist.

ISBN 1894131711 | Hardcover | Out of print



 

Compartments

Tova Clark

This is the record of the author's journey from her birth in Germany to her life in Shanghai, Israel, and beyond. Each place of residence represents a different compartment in a tumultuous life. As the wife of a Canadian diplomat, Tova Clark travelled from Ottawa to Africa, Italy, Washington, Argentina, Spain, and back to Ottawa. Exposure to such a variety of cultures has had a profound effect, making her stronger than ever.

After the break-up of her marriage, Tova Clark felt a need to search for her roots. No longer 'wife-of,' she undertook a process of self-discovery, including the recognition of a warm, traditional Jewish family background, with caring, loving parents who nurtured their only child under the most difficult of circumstances.

"An interesting life makes an interesting read, and Clark has had a very interesting life."
— Ottawa Jewish Bulletin

ISBN 1894131800 | Softcover | $ 19.95




 

Eighteen Hanover Drawings: 1924-1930

Carl Schaefer


Archives of Canadian Arts, Culture, and Heritage

A distinguished Canadian painter and graphic artist, Carl Schaefer first studied under members of the Group of Seven and exhibited with them. He was a founding member of the Canadian Group of Painters, which succeeded the Group of Seven after its dissolution. This ensemble features eighteen drawings of the town and countryside around Hanover, Ontario, where Carl was born and grew up.

ISBN 1894131592 | Limited Edition Portfolio | $ 99.00




 

First Foreign Posting: Moscow, 1957-1959: Letters to the Family

Naomi Ziman Roberts and Peter M. Roberts


Canada-Russia Series, No. 6

This work offers an intimate account of the experiences of a Canadian junior foreign service officer and his wife while they lived in the Soviet Union during the Cold War period. Separated as a child from her family in wartime England, Naomi Roberts developed the habit of sending letters to her parents every week. This practice was revived when she accompanied her diplomat husband, Peter Roberts, to Moscow during his first foreign assignment. The letters are frank and unaffected, and demonstrate the writers' affectionate relationship with their families.

ISBN 1894131797 | Softcover | $ 24.95




 

Growing Masks

Elizabeth Kouhi


Penumbra Press Poetry Series, No. 60

The poems of this octogenarian, collected since the mid-80s, are inspired by nature, especially of northwestern Ontario, and memories of places, people, and happenings. Elizabeth Kouhi considers herself the very embodiment of the proverbial Jenny-come-lately. Her first novel was published at fifty-nine, followed by four more novels for children, two picture books and three books of poetry. Most of this happened in her 60s, 70s, and 80s.

ISBN 1894131819 | Softcover | $ 19.95




 

Kiyask

Mary Tanguay

Illustrations by Tim Yearington

Mary Tanguay was born in County Tyrone, Ireland. She drew on her teacher teaching experience to write the story of Kiyask, a story of a young Cree boy who is asked by his teacher to care for an injured seagull found in the schoolyard. The adventure is a learning experience for the boy, his family, his classmates and their teacher.

ISBN 1894131584 | Softcover | $ 9.95




 

Limited Edition Watercolour Prints: 1. View of Hanover, July 1937

Carl Schaefer


Archives of Canadian Arts, Culture, and Heritage

This is one of a set of quality limited edition prints of five watercolours of the country around Hanover, Ontario, for which Carl Schaefer is so much admired. Collect all five.

ISBN none | Limited Edition Print | $ 99.00




 

Limited Edition Watercolour Prints: 2. The Voelzing Farm, Hanover, Township of Bentinck, Grey County, 28 July 1937

Carl Schaefer


Archives of Canadian Arts, Culture, and Heritage

This is one of a set of quality limited edition prints of five watercolours of the country around Hanover, Ontario, for which Carl Schaefer is so much admired. Collect all five.

ISBN none | Limited Edition Print | $ 99.00




 

Limited Edition Watercolour Prints: 3. Still Life with Blue Spectacles, Version II, 17 September 1954

Carl Schaefer


Archives of Canadian Arts, Culture, and Heritage

This is one of a set of quality limited edition prints of five watercolours of the country around Hanover, Ontario, for which Carl Schaefer is so much admired. Collect all five.

ISBN none | Limited Edition Print | $ 99.00




 

Limited Edition Watercolour Prints: 4. Christmas Window at Norwich, December 1940

Carl Schaefer


Archives of Canadian Arts, Culture, and Heritage

This is one of a set of quality limited edition prints of five watercolours of the country around Hanover, Ontario, for which Carl Schaefer is so much admired. Collect all five.

ISBN none | Limited Edition Print | $ 99.00




 

Limited Edition Watercolour Prints: 5. Still Life and Propaganda, 3 May 1939

Carl Schaefer


Archives of Canadian Arts, Culture, and Heritage

This is one of a set of quality limited edition prints of five watercolours of the country around Hanover, Ontario, for which Carl Schaefer is so much admired.

ISBN none | Limited Edition Print | $ 99.00




 

Love Letters to Bill

Jean McCallion


Penumbra Press Poetry Series, No. 59

This collection celebrates the poet's intimate relationship with her husband of almost 54 years—through courtship and marriage; through a decades-long struggle with Parkinson's disease; and finally, after his death, through reflections on their life together. Jean McCallion is an active member of the literary life in the Hamilton area. This is her second volume of poetry with Penumbra Press.

ISBN 1894131789 | Softcover | $ 19.95




 

Me & Martha Black

Margriet Ruurs

Cover art by Ted Harrison

Melanie White has always liked history, but she certainly doesn't believe in ghosts. When a voice from the past begins to haunt her, she soon discovers wisdom in her words.

With the spunky ghost of Martha Black as her guide, Melanie wanders through history like she never has before. From the Great Chicago Fire to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, Martha Black recounts her life story vividly — sometimes a little too vividly.

Along the way Melanie hears the stories of the lively characters who shaped the Yukon's past: Robert Service, Klondike Kate, Soapy Smith, and, of course, Martha Black, the First Lady of the Yukon who went on to become the second woman in Parliament.

In the glow of the midnight sun, these two Yukon women encounter adventure, mystery, and secrets from the past.

ISBN 1894131878 | Softcover | $ 14.95




 

Once Upon a Country Lane

Garfield Thomas Ogilvie

In the western section of Carleton County lies a region of hospitality once known as West or Upper Huntley Township. An Irish community has lived among its ridges and valleys for the past 170 years. Once Upon a Country Lane is the story of the land and of its people.

The author's fifty-five year friendship with this Celtic settlement began as a child. During summer, Christmas, and Easter vacations, from 1937 to 1946, he lived with his grandmother at O'Keefe's Corners, West Huntley. Here, oblivious to the hardships of the Depression and the turbulence of war, Garfield Ogilvie basked in West Huntley's pastoral splendour, a comfort he never again experienced in his lifetime.

In this book the author reflects on those carefree days. Supporting personal memories with extensive research gathered here and in Ireland, the author presents an intimate picture of the Irish of West Huntley. With folklore, history, humour, pathos, and romance — all offered in a simple, chatty, down-home style — Once Upon a Country Lane gives pleasure to readers of all kinds.

About the Second Edition:

"The reprint of Once Upon a Country Lane has been made possible by the many readers who enjoyed the original.

Although its subject material centres on a particular Irish settlement in Ontario, its broader scope of Irish history and the Gaelic mystique is enticing to many." - Garfield Ogilvie

ISBN 1894131886 | Hardcover | $ 34.95




 

A Signature of Leaves

Jane Jordan


Penumbra Press Poetry Series, No. 56

A Signature of Leaves is a collection of poems spanning more than 30 years, published and unpublished, that highlight a love of the northland and people. They speak of the struggle and challenge of entertaining risk, which is woven into the identity and evolution of the writer. Now in her seventy-eighth year, Jane Jordan has always been a strong supporter and participant in Canadian literature since the 1940s. Her passionate search for freedom never diminishes.

ISBN 1894131665 | Softcover | $ 19.95




 

Silver Linings

Garfield Thomas Ogilvie

A collection of tender sketches, home-spun reflections, and stories to feed the soul.

ISBN 0969586418 | Hardcover | $ 29.95




 

The Garfield Ogilvie Trilogy

Garfield Thomas Ogilvie

A trio of books for the mind and spirit. The Garfield Ogilvie Trilogy includes Once Upon a Country Lane, Silver Linings, and the recently launched Tomorrow is a Lovely Day.

ISBN | Hardcover | $ 86.21




 

The Spirit Dances

Tony Cosier


Penumbra Press Poetry Series, No. 58

The poems in this collection praise the human spirit with its enduring capacity for love. The poet reflects on his thirty years of teaching; explores the theme of personal relationships in a religious context; and depicts Beethoven's struggle to create his last great work, the "Missa Solemnis." This is Tony Cosier's fourth book of poetry with Penumbra Press.

ISBN 1894131762 | Softcover | $ 19.95




 

Tomorrow is a Lovely Day

Garfield Thomas Ogilvie

Tomorrow is a Lovely Day illuminates the past with the insights of a gifted storyteller with a keen eye for human interest.

In this book you will find prose and poetry, humour and pathos, warmth and understanding, woven throughout a series of concise vignettes. The author will take you across the Atlantic on journeys to find his roots. You will encounter religious devotion, past and present. Garfield Ogilivie offers personal historical insights, as well as snapshots of seasons, beloved pets, and the small creatures you find in city backyards.

This book draws you into a world that is passing away — a world that delivers, in its twilight, persistent, heart-warming messages of love and hope.

ISBN 189413186X | Hardcover | $ 29.95




 

Zen Mercies / Small Satoris

Marianne Bluger


Penumbra Press Poetry Series, No. 57

From luminous moments of deep awareness, Bluger brings us more of her sharp yet gently memorable tanka. Bluger's gusts, the first collection of tanka to appear in English in Canada, has become a sort of classic. Of the tanka in gusts Christopher Wiseman wrote: "I have REALLY enjoyed this book. It's the images and depth and modesty and dignity and insight and sheer humanity that distinguish Bluger."

ISBN 1894131754 | Softcover | $ 14.95





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