Shidaanikei Publishers announce the upcoming publication of “A Day in Our Skin: A Struggle Between Race and Resilience” (ISBN: 978-1-9992257-6-6) 2021 by Philip Alalibo. “A Day in Our Skin” is a brutally honest text that chronicles the racial experiences of the author in Canada. It offers a powerful framework for understanding the often burdensome intersectionality of race and gender that has defined the author and other black men. The intractable struggle between race and resilience is evident and well-articulated through profoundly personal and sometimes hilarious experiences in the author’s daily walk of life as a black man. The text challenges us to be aware of our actions that are borne out of underlying unconscious racism that subjects others to indignity. Through this book, Philip Alalibo provides a unique insight into what a day is like in his skin. He strongly encourages those with white privilege to be introspective and examine their behaviours that perpetuate and sustain stereotypical narratives of black men. A Day in Our Skin is a critical text on race relations in Canada that drives the discourse on racial justice, understanding and tolerance towards a more equitable society. Visit author’s page
Dora’s Story: Grace & Mercy Beyond Beyond (ISBN 978-099-482-728-9) by Dora Rampersad is extra-ordinary, telling of the virtues of patience, perseverance and commitment to family, humanity and God. It reassures the reader that no matter the depth of his/her suffering or the hopelessness of his/her circumstances, God is able and remains faithful. This book is based on the life experiences of the author in her native country of Trinidad and Tobago and in Canada. It is a truthful account of the author’s lived experiences written as a form of release and to encourage fellow believers that God is merciful and will never forsake them in their time of need and comfort. No matter how far one strays from Him, He is ready to forgive and accept.