Books and Brunch with Cecil Foster

Recorded at the Spur Festival in Toronto in April of 2014 this podcast features Barbadian-Canadian author Cecil Foster reading from his novel Independence. This latest work by Foster relates the coming of age of two Barbadian teens to that of the nation they live in. Foster discusses Independence with moderator and Spur festival director Helen Walsh.


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