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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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Nova Scotia, Canada, Immigration

Nova Scotia’s Long Population Decline Might be Ending, and Immigration Could be Why

Nova Scotia is buzzing with optimism. For decades, the province was experiencing an alarming population stagnation which threatened to shrink the economy. But now, thanks to sound immigration policy, that trend has reversed.

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Accents Celebrated at Shakespeare Reading

Four hundred years ago, on April, 23, 1616, William Shakespeare passed away. His plays are so special that today we can critically reflect on any topic when reading, staging, or watching them: social inequality, politics,…

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Myth Busting in Nova Scotia

With a rapidly aging population and low birth rate, Canada’s Atlantic provinces have turned full force towards immigration.  Nova Scotia, for instance, has nearly doubled its allocation of provincial nominees and Premier Stephen McNeil has…

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