Announcing (In)Appropriate, edited by Kim Davids Mandar

Gordon Hill Press is pleased to announce (In)Appropriate: Interviews on the Writing of Difference, edited by Kim Davids Mandar, to be published in Spring 2020.

(In)Appropriate is a collection of interviews that explore how Canadian writers work through questions of difference, identity, and appropriation in their own writing. The interviews address a definition of appropriation that goes beyond race and culture, extending also to gender, sexuality, ability, age, and other categories of difference. They explore how writers engage with a diverse and complex culture and represent people who might be different from themselves in ways that avoid falling into appropriation. They set out to begin a thoughtful conversation on how to write difference in ways that are respectful. 

Kim David's Mandar holds degrees in applied linguistics and music therapy. She is now a full-time MSc student at the University of Guelph, writing a thesis on the role of theatre in building intercultural sensitivity. Her Certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph is a capstone course away from completion. Kim co-hosts Bookish Radio at CFRU 93.3 FM in Guelph, with Anna Bowen, Tamara Jong and Dan Evans. She has self-published There is Beauty Here Because You are Here, a children’s story about global migration illustrated by Alura Sutherland. Her writing has been published in Sustenance, ed. Rachel Rose (Anvil press, 2017), Rhapsody (Vocamus Press, 2018), and Prairie Fire literary magazine (2018).