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October 11, 2017: Daniel Karasik on Open Book
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Polish[ed]: Poland Rooted in Canadian Fiction
"Our identities change all the time, like everything around us. And where actually is “home” in this constantly changing world of ours? -- Magda Stroińska"
Polish[ed]: Poland Rooted in Canadian Fiction
Kasia Jaronczyk, Małgorzata Nowaczyk
Guernica Editions, Fall 2017
214 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771831444
ISBN10: 1771831448
$25.00 Canada, $25.00 US
Polish(ed): Poland Rooted in Canadian Fiction is the only anthology of Polish-Canadian writing in Canada and includes many internationally acclaimed and award-winning Canadian writers. What is the literary and cultural benefit of a diaspora anthology? It presents work from a community, a family of writers. It represents a cultural contribution to Canadian literature. It makes it known where they come from personally and metaphorically, what inspires them. The contributors to Polish(ed) are all writers who share Polish-ness, in whatever ways they define it: as a part of their personal story, be it through similar experiences or influences; as a perspective on the world; as a sense of history and of who they are. The collection also features Canadian writers who have no Polish roots, but are interested in various aspects of Poland and Polish culture.

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