New September Non-Fiction

New popular adult non-fiction coming out in September listed here!

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China Unbound : A New World Disorder.

China Unbound : A New World Disorder.

Chiu, Joanna.
2021

As the second-largest economy, China is now extending its influence across the globe. Award-winning foreign correspondent Joanna Chiu has spent a decade tracking China's propulsive rise, from the complicity of democratic nations, to a new colonialism coming from its multibillion-dollar "New Silk Road" initiative, to its growing sway on foreign countries and multilateral institutions. With increasingly close ties between authoritarian states, the new world order documented in "China Unbound" lays out the disturbing implications for prosperity and freedom everywhere. Residence: Vancouver, B.C.

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A Matter of Equality : The Life's Work of Senator Don Oliver.

A Matter of Equality : The Life's Work of Senator Don Oliver.

Oliver, Donald.
2021

The long-awaited autobiography of former Canadian Senator, lawyer, and outspoken spokesperson for diversity and minority advancement, detailing his life as a Black man working within the system to bring change to Nova Scotia and beyond. Residence: Halifax, N.S.

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The Moment : Standing Up to Bill Cosby, Speaking Up for Women.

The Moment : Standing Up to Bill Cosby, Speaking Up for Women.

Constand, Andrea.
2021

In accusations going back decades, more than sixty women recounted how they'd been drugged, raped, and assaulted at Bill Cosby's hands. Andrea Constand opens up about the emotional and spiritual work she did to recover from the assault. This is a memoir about the moment a life changes, as hers did when she was raped and about the moment when she stood up for victims without a voice. A portion of the author proceeds will go to the Hope, Healing and Transformation foundation and to other charities assisting sexual assault survivors. Residence: Toronto, ON. Print run 20,000.

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Out of the Sun : On Art, Race, and the Future.

Out of the Sun : On Art, Race, and the Future.

Edugyan, Esi.
2021

Two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Esi Edugyan delivers an incisive analysis of the relationship between race and art. What happens when we begin to consider stories at the margins, when we grant them centrality? How does that complicate our certainties about who we are, as individuals, as nations, as human beings? Through the lens of visual art, literature, film, and the author's lived experience, this book examines the depiction of Black histories in art, offering new perspectives to challenge the accepted narrative. Residence: Victoria, B.C.

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Unbound : My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement.

Unbound : My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement.

Burke, Tarana.
2021

In her debut memoir, activist Tarana Burke shares her extensive work supporting and empowering Black and brown girls, and the devastating realization that to truly help these girls she needed to help that scared, ashamed child still in her soul. This is the story of an inimitable woman's inner strength and perseverance, all in pursuit of bringing healing to her community and the world around her, but it is also a story of possibility, of empathy, of power, and of the leader we all have inside ourselves. Print run 200,000.

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Unreconciled : Family, Truth, and Indigenous Resistance.

Unreconciled : Family, Truth, and Indigenous Resistance.

Wente, Jesse.
2021

Part memoir and part manifesto, this is a stirring call to arms to put truth over the flawed concept of reconciliation, and to build a new, respectful relationship between the nation of Canada and Indigenous peoples. Jesse Wente explores the lies that Canada tells itself, unravels "the two founding nations" myth, and insists that the notion of "reconciliation" is not a realistic path forward. Wente uncovers the lies and myths that affect relations between white and Indigenous peoples and the power of narrative to emphasize truth over comfort. Residence: Toronto, ON. Print run 15,000.

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