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Maria Alejandra

Features Writer

María A. Gamboa is an Internationalist with experience in business sector such as foreign trade, business lobbying, intercultural business and public relations
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Book Review: Information Warfare: The Meme is the Embryo of the Narrative Illusion

Book Review: Information Warfare: The Meme is the Embryo of the Narrative Illusion

Information Warfare: The Meme is the Embryo of the Narrative Illusion By James Scott 89 pages Cogito ergo sum (I think, therefore I am), but who does one become when the thought is hijacked? We are no longer a society ruled by geographic lines in the sand laid by men who won and lost wars [...]

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Book Review: London's Afternoon Teas

Book Review: London's Afternoon Teas

London's Afternoon Teas • A Guide to the Most Exquisite Tea Venues in London By Penny Swift & Susan Cohen 208 pages • ISBN 978-1504800884 London's Afternoon Teas is the hippest and most up-to-date source of information for both London residents and tourists alike. Featuring [...]

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Book Review: PARADE

Book Review: PARADE

PARADE • Tributes to Remarkable Contemporaries By Hon. Jerry S. Grafstein. Q.C. 381 pages • ISBN 978-1-77161-240-1 “(…) sometimes we in Parliament believe ourselves to be the lynchpins of unity, that it is mostly due to our efforts that we keep this country together. Sometimes [...]

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Book Review: The Secret Life of Your Microbiome

Book Review: The Secret Life of Your Microbiome

The Secret Life of Your Microbiome By Susan L. Prescott, MD, PhD & Alan C. Logan, ND 336 pages • ISBN 978-0-86571-851-7 For too long our bodies have been viewed as capsules, sealed off and protected from “bugs” by our immune systems and an arsenal of antibiotics, pesticides, [...]

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Book Review: Sculpture in Canada

Book Review: Sculpture in Canada

Sculpture in Canada • A History By Maria Tippett 224 pages • ISBN 978-1-77162-093-2 “It is a long story, beginning further back than I had myself imagined when I first began this project. If I conceive this history rather differently now, it is because I have learned such a lot [...]

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Book Review: Canada at War: A Graphic History of World War Two

Book Review: Canada at War: A Graphic History of World War Two

Canada at War • A Graphic History of World War Two By Paul Keery Illustrated by Michael Wyatt 176 pages • ISBN 987-1-55365-596-1 Canada at War: A Graphic History of World War Two is a beautifully crafted graphic novel, tracing the achievements of the Canadian forces in the Second [...]

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Book Review: Best Women’s Erotica of the Year

Book Review: Best Women’s Erotica of the Year

Best Women’s Erotica of the Year Edited By Rachel Kramer Bussel 253 pages • ISBN 978-1-62778-225-8 Best Women’s Erotica of the Year • Volume 3 Best Women’s Erotica of the Year delivers the kind of sexy stories you want most: daring, bold, and surprising tales of [...]

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Book Review: One Hundred Years of Struggle

Book Review: One Hundred Years of Struggle

One Hundred Years of Struggle • The History of Women and the Vote in Canada By Joan Sangster 312 pages • ISBN 978-1-7748-3533-6 One the eve of celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Canada comes a book, the first in a series on women’s suffrage [...]

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Book Review: Fit at Mid-Life 

Book Review: Fit at Mid-Life 

Fit at Mid-Life • A Feminist Fitness Journey By Samantha Brennan & Tracy Isaacs 288 pages • ISBN 978-1-77164-168-5 What if you could be fitter now than you were in your twenties? And what if you could achieve it while feeling more comfortable and confident in your body than ever [...]

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Ottawa Life's Top Books of 2017

Ottawa Life's Top Books of 2017

We flipped through a lot of pages last year. Here are our top reads of 2017. 1-Canada 150 Women by Paulina Cameron 328 pages • ISBN 978-0-9959591-2-5 Ambition, diversity, strength: few groups better represent the potential of Canada than women. Canada 150 Women profiles 150 of the country’s [...]

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