Story Book Gives Nod to Canada’s Multilingualism

The stories in the Best of All Worlds represent seven of the most commonly spoken immigrant languages in Canada’s largest cities. Reinforcing heritage languages alongside Canada’s two official languages reflects policy that has set Canada…

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Former Senator: More Aid, Military Capacity Needed

Canada’s foreign policy is caught in a precarious balancing act between the “sunny ways” of election promises and the realpolitik of weapons sales to countries with dubious human rights records. In his new book, Two…

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Journey Back to Vietnam Becomes Universal Story

Kim Thuy’s fourth novel continues the author’s style of recalling her own journey to Canada and crossing linguistic and cultural boundaries. “I don’t mind at all being considered as migrant literature, Asian literature, Canadian literature,…

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Author ‘Pays It Forward’ for Writers of Colour

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz owes his early literary education to the two local librarians who nurtured his love for reading. The all-too-familiar story of unsupportive Dominican immigrant parents equating success with being a doctor…

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