Robert Nathan is a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar at Dalhousie University writing a dissertation on Malian postcolonial history. His short fiction has been longlisted for the Canada Writes prize, and his scholarly work has appeared in The Journal of African Cultural Studies, The University of Toronto Quarterly, and other venues.
Robert has been known to bring wry smiles to the mouths of wise men in cobbled alleyways. Infants intone arias in foreign tongues to the quiet patter of his footsteps. He has invested in spiced pickles and moustache potions, and bows at the feet of nomads. Unconfirmed reports have it he communes with bacon in cold winds, and that he is ever surrounded by bubbling cauldrons of polished rice and black cherries.
The posts he’s doing now are inspired by French author Raymond Queneau and his 1947 work The Exercises In Style. He’s rewriting the same anecdote in 99 different styles. To find out more, click here.