This migration anthology is an entertaining miscellany of memoir, essays, newspaper reportage, and even a poem, highlighting the humour, as well as the ironies and agonies generated when humans seek a new homeland. The authors, and their stories, are as diverse as our Canadian population itself, and help to tell who we all are within this amazing, tolerant, nurturing and sometimes frustrating geographic space called Canada.
The stories of immigration will never, ever be complete. The shared sagas of people coming here is sure to continue for as long as more are needed to populate this intriguing, gargantuan geographic space, that has become the final home and resting place for so many who have ventured here over the centuries.
Who are we in Canada? … The essays in this collection explore the meaning of relocation to Canada and the effects on later generations. Each author colours this life-changing experience with the culture of his or her ethnic origins.
Joseph Pivato, Professor Emeritus, Athabasca University
Here is a shifting of borders, a redrawing of maps, a constant making and remaking of worlds in the one dwelling we have in common: language.
Tamas Dobozy, author of When X Equals Marylou, Last Notes and Other Stories, and Siege 13, winner of the Rogers/ Writers Trust of Canada Fiction Award