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    World in Other Words: Celebrating Toronto’s Tamil Stories

    Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto

    Meet storytellers from unique communities around the world and across the local neighbourhoods of Toronto in the World in Other Words. Curated by Nedra Rodrigo, this event features established and emerging voices from the Tamil writing community in Ontario. With a mix of readings, poetry and short films, the showcase will celebrate the vibrant community of Torontonian storytellers sharing Tamil experiences. This event is presented in partnership with Tam Fam Lit Jam. Participants: Geetha Sukumaran Devakanathan…

    Toronto Through the Looking Glass: Didier Leclair & Mariam Pirbhai

    Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto

    Through their latest novels, authors Didier Leclair and Mariam Pirbhai examine Canada’s often-touted openness and multiculturalism under a closer lens. Leclair’s Toronto, I Love You (translated by Elaine Kennedy) is part love letter, part social critique. After fleeing unrest and misery in Benin, protagonist Raymond Dossougbé is initially enamored with his new home in Toronto, but he soon begins to uncover complex social dynamics in a community unwilling to adapt. In Isolated Incident, Mariam Pirbhai gives voice to Muslim communities confronted by Islamophobia. When…

    what’s on: Choosing Hope: One Woman. Three Cancers.

    Woodside Square Library 1571 Sandhurst Circle, Toronto

    Munira Premji presents her first book, "Choosing Hope: One Woman. Three Cancers." (Mawenzi House, 2020) as a focus for an inspirational talk about living through 3 advanced cancers within a 5-year period, and learning to thrive in the face of major challenges. The presentation will include a reading, a Q&A, and insights on coping strategies when faced with adversity.   Register in person or by telephone at Woodside Square Library, space is limited.