Reaching across Borders: Canadian Girls Reading African Girls’ Stories

  • Julie Cairnie
Keywords: African, borders


Review of:

Badoe, Adwoa. Between Sisters. Toronto: Groundwood, 2010.

Combres, Élisabeth. Broken Memory: A Novel of Rwanda. Trans. Shelley Tanaka. Toronto: Groundwood, 2009.

Joyal, Lisa. Swahili for Beginners: A Young Adult Novel. Toronto: Sumach, 2007.

Kent, Trilby. Stones for My Father. Toronto: Tundra, 2011.

Mankell, Henning. Shadow of the Leopard. Trans. Anna Paterson. Toronto: Annick, 2009

Oron, Judie. Cry of the Giraffe: Based on a True Story. Richmond Hill: Annick, 2010.


DOI: 10.1353/jeu.2011.0018

Author Biography

Julie Cairnie

Julie Cairnie is Associate Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. She has published books and articles on many aspects of Southern African literature, including poor whites, land and gender, and narratives of childhood.

How to Cite
Cairnie, J. (2011). Reaching across Borders: Canadian Girls Reading African Girls’ Stories. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 3(2). Retrieved from
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