Photo of Francesca Ekwuyasi, author of "Butter Honey Pig Bread"

“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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Three Books by African Authors that Helped Me Feel at Home in Canada

African authors offer rich narratives that have played a key role in shaping my thought process around relocating to a new country. From the complexities of growing up to confronting life-altering realities to the feeling of displacement that immigrants face – these stories will resonate with Canadian immigrants. Here is an introduction to three authors who tell stories of universal truths to the African diaspora.

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