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Ava Homa is a writer, teacher and editor. Her collection of short stories, Echoes from the Other Land (TSARbook, Toronto, 2010), was nominated for the 2011 Frank O’Conner Short Story Prize and secured a place among the ten winners of the 2011 CBC Reader’s Choice Contest, running concurrently with the Giller Prize. The book has been translated into Kurdish and Farsi.

Homa’s stories have appeared at Windsor Review, Toronto Quarterly, OffSide and Reorient. Her book reviews, features and other articles have been published by numerous periodicals including the Literary Review of Canada, Rabble, Herizons, PEN Canada Blog, Write Magazine and Toronto Star.

Homa has a Master of Arts in Creative Writing, another in English Language and Literature, and
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Every time I looked at the weals carved onto my father’s back, I felt as though a cold sliver had pierced my stomach. But I never talked about it. The horror he had lived in the nefarious Evin prison was unspeakable, and so was the pain I felt when I watched him carry the visible and invisible injuries, staggering and stumbling through a healing process that never ended, or perhaps never really... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 03, 2014 18:29 • 13 views • Tags: art, echoes-from-the-other-land, iran, prison, writing
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Echoes from the Other Land
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Description: Collection of short stories set in modern Iran
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“Destination Kampala! Africa’s postcolonial renaissance.” There would have been few other places in the world where there was such an excitement about new literature, new ideas, and new politics. The inspiration arrived at this conference for a new publishing imprint of literary titles called the African Writers Series, which was soon launched by Heinemann in the U.K., with Achebe as the series editor. The excitement reached as far as my high school in Dar, where literary competitions were held, new drama was produced, and a parade of literary luminaries passed through, including Chinua Achebe.”
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Ava Homa My Programs as George Brown College Pen Lecturer-in-Residence
http://ava-homa.blogspot.ca/2012/10/m...
Workshops:
Fiction Writing 3-Session Workshop: November 2, 9 and 16, 2012
Broadcasting International Movies and Generating Discussions:November 6, 2012, “Turtles Can Fly”
November 20, 2012, “A Separation”
Reading and Open Mic., November 28, 2012


شريف hi---god day===Avas


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Ava Homa Don't take yourself too seriously, no one else does.


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