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Author Farzana Doctor On Trauma, Belonging and Female Genital Mutilation

Farzana Doctor, author of “Seven,” makes sure that the characters in her stories are psychologically informed. “There is so much misinformation out there about how people experience and remember trauma. I want to dispel that,” she tells NCM’s Baisakhi Roy.

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‘I Don’t Write From the Margins’: Author Souvankham Thammavongsa

Souvankham Thammavongsa, author of the Giller Prize–winning short story collection “How to Pronounce Knife,” creates immigrant characters who defy expectations. “They don’t want to learn to speak English and fit in,” she tells NCM’s Baisakhi Roy.

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‘Butter Honey Pig Bread’: A Sumptuous Story of Love, Food and Forgiveness

“Butter Honey Pig Bread,” a debut novel by Francesca Ekwuyasi, is a cosmopolitan story of a multi-generational family that mixes the ancient Nigerian myths of the Igbo and the Yoruba people with scenes of contemporary urban life in Nigeria, England and Canada.

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Nilofar Shidmehr: A Writer Giving Voice to Iranian Female Experience

Nilofar Shidmehr’s collection of short stories, Divided Loyalties, provides a vivid look into the political and cultural events that have shaped Iranian society since the 1979 Revolution through the lens of an Iranian female immigrant in Canada.

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