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.View More ‘I Don’t Write From the Margins’: Author Souvankham Thammavongsa
“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.View More ‘Butter Honey Pig Bread’: A Sumptuous Story of Love, Food and Forgiveness
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.View More Nilofar Shidmehr: A Writer Giving Voice to Iranian Female Experience
When Britain was toiling against its Egyptian possessions Blunt was sent there to gauge public opinionView More The Globalization of Freedom Fights
A new form of global class structure has evolved in which white parents in the developed world hire nannies from Cameroon or the Philippines to leave their own children and come look after white ones in the westView More Is This Our Land? Review of ‘An Immigrant’s Manifesto’
I have respect and admiration for Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the New Democratic Party. I appreciate that he presented the story of his life, just as many celebrities, common folk and politicians have done…View More Jagmeet Singh Courageously Tells Life Story In New Book
A new book on multiculturalism provides an in-depth snapshot of where we are now as a country, while also looking in the rear-view mirror to trace the path we have travelled. Multiculturalism in Canada: Evidence…View More A Current Snapshot of Canadian Multiculturalism
In Tell Everyone: How the Stories We Share Shape What We Know and Why It Matters, author Alfred Hermida explores how social media has the potential to be revolutionary in all aspects of our lives,…View More Tell Everyone: A Sharing Renaissance?