Closed Entrances

A tough, hard-hitting look at Canadian cultural institutions that places them in the continuous tradition of the Western imperialistic enterprise that dominated the third world and now dominates immigrant culture in the West.

“Arnold Itwaru invites us to re-examine our literary-critical proprieties and join him in a quest to create a discourse that will open up these avenues of inquiry. Canadian literature deserves to be taken this seriously.”
Books in Canada


Publication Date: 1994

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-920661-25-3
Page size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
112 pages

Photo of Arnold Itwaru

Arnold Harrrichand Itwaru is the author of the modern classic Shanti and eleven other books. He was born in Guyana and resides in Toronto. A visual artist as well, he writes compellingly on a wide range of subjects. In Guyana he received two national awards for his poetry. he is currently a lecturer at the University of Toronto. Home and Back is his thirteenth book and forth book of fiction.

Natasha Ksonzek is artist, writer, and book cover illustrator.