Curtains Set to Rise On the First Hamilton Black Film Festival

Rays of hope come from Hamilton, Ontario, as the first Hamilton Black Film Festival (HBFF) premieres virtually from May 28 to 30. As curtains rise in Westdale Cinema, it marks a new beginning for Canadian BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) artists.

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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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Photo of a student writing in a notebook in a park. In Quebec, students from developing countries face a lot of challenges.

Is Quebec Pushing Away Its International Students?

Is Quebec a less welcoming place for international students? In the second part of this two-part series, Christopher Chanco examines the situation for those caught between a pandemic and changes to provincial immigration policies.

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