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A Haitian woman survives the ravages of an earthquake only to find her sister, an émigré in Montreal, the subject of a grisly crime. A chambermaid in a Mexican tourist resort frequented by Canadian tourists wonders why all the men in her life seem to leave her for distant lands. A Jamaican migrant worker at an Ontario chicken farm comes to the aid of his Peruvian co-worker ...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published October 5th 2017 by Inanna Publications & Education (first published September 15th 2017)
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James Fisher
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
A wonderful and insightful collection of short stories, all told from the POV of immigrants to the West or the families that they have left behind.
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In an adopted land, it doesn't really matter which ethnicity one belongs to, or for that matter the intensity of one's impulse to homogenize, for, there is always a presence of an 'otherness', alienation and a feeling of being an outsider-- this is the spirit of Mariam's book.

A multitude of issues are so intricately entangled at various levels, that each challenge and emotion, each event and circumstance - of each of these stories and their believable characters- radiates with a sensitivity tha
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Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Either 3.5 or 4. Some stories really captivated my attention while a few I got easily distracted from.
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