FOLD Challenge 2023 Archives - The FOLD

FOLD Challenge 2023

Updates on events, submissions, volunteer opportunities, and the monthly FOLD Challenge.

 

By Ramona Porter December has arrived, heralding a season of jubilation for some and an added burden of mental strain for others. Recognizing this duality, our reading challenge for this month is a fitting tribute to authors who identify as MAD or writes about mental health. While commendable strides have been made in fostering open...

By Monica Nathan For November’s reading challenge, we’re recommending books by authors from marginalized communities who utilize the epistolary format; work primarily composed of written correspondence or diary-type entries. This unique style provides an intimate and revealing perspective into a character’s thoughts and emotions while also offering profound insight on the relationship dynamics between writer...

By Ardo Omer and Jonisha Lewinson This month the spotlight is on books by Latine/Latinx authors that feature magic. While efforts have been made to uplift the Latine/Latinx community, there is still an overwhelming lack of representation of them in the publishing industry. With disparities in access to networking spaces and publishing professionals, the struggle...

By Monica Tang This month we are highlighting books by Indigenous authors that are accessible as audiobooks. We’ve also included a few bonus titles that will be releasing this Fall! The land in so-called Canada is home to many diverse Indigenous peoples and cultures. The following titles feature authors from different nations, cultures, and geographical...

By Anita Ragunathan It is widely acknowledged that experiences with the in/justice system are not equal. As a system built on colonial and class violence and for the protection of property, people on the margins of society who come into contact with the in/justice system are often victims of unspeakable brutality. In these harrowing accounts,...

By Alexandra Yeboah This month as we pave the way for the observance of Emancipation Day in Canada, we’ve selected books from Black Atlantic Canadian authors that center the experiences of Black individuals all over the African Diaspora. These individual and collective narratives touch on themes relating to racial identity, motherhood, prison justice, family and...

By Lavanya Narasimhan Joy is a healer; it’s a connector; it’s as necessary to a person and community as food and water. Oftentimes, narratives for marginalized people focus on trauma or overcoming hardships. But joy is just as compelling of a storytelling element – the attaining of it, the celebration of it, the maintaining of...

In honour of Asian Heritage Month, May’s reading prompt is mystery or crime fiction by an Asian Canadian author. Just a warning that these books touch on difficult topics such as murder, death, and complicated family relationships.    1) The Conjoined, by Jen Sookfong Lee (Available on Audible Canada) Social worker Jessica Campbell is only...

1) Another Nirvana, by Archna Sahni These poems explore the meaning of home and belonging and a search for transcendence through love and art. They reflect on what it means to live between cultures and continents, question traditional female roles, ponder over the role of art in life. The poet’s search for home leads her...

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