Reading Colonialism and its Aftermath – section B

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Bi-weekly; Week 2; Tuesday; 10 am – 12 pm
Via Zoom***NEW***Fall Term only ***WORKSHOP WAITLISTED***

This is a shortened, online version of Reading Colonialism and its Aftermath A with only six sessions and six books, meeting virtually between September and the end of November.

We will read books written from the points of view of the colonized, rather than of the colonizers, to explore colonial projects of Europeans and their descendants in West, East and Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Canada.

The books are:

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

The In-Between World of Vikram Lall by M G Vassanji

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Assembly by Natasha Brown

Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

Each participant will select one of the readings to present to the group. Everyone is expected to do all the reading and be prepared to participate in the group discussion.


Mary Pat Moore was educated at Osgoode Hall and the University of Toronto, was a senior civil servant for the Province of Ontario, and practised law with the Attorney General of Ontario. She has experience in the areas of employment, labour, and criminal law.  Mary Pat has been involved with not-for-profit organizations for over 40 years. She served as a volunteer serving on the YWCA Board of Directors at the local, national and international levels.  More recently, she was chair of Sprint Senior Care board of directors in Toronto.  Mary Pat has been a member of ALLTO since 2014.

Workshop Materials

Reading List and Schedule