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Ragged Company

Penguin Modern Classics Edition

by Richard Wagamese
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
tagged: literary, cultural heritage, native american & aboriginal

Four chronically homeless people–Amelia One Sky, Timber, Double Dick and Digger–seek refuge in a warm movie theatre when a severe Arctic Front descends on the city. During what is supposed to be a one-time event, this temporary refuge transfixes them. They fall in love with this new world, and once the weather clears, continue their trips to th …

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The Son of the House

by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia
edition: Paperback
tagged: literary, cultural heritage, contemporary women

WINNER — Best International Fiction Book Award, 2019 Sharjah International Book Fair
The lives of two Nigerian women divided by class and social inequality intersect when they're kidnapped, held captive and forced to await their fate together.
In the Nigerian city of Enugu, young Nwabulu, a housemaid since the age of ten, dreams of becoming a ty …

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Brighten the Corner Where You Are

A Novel Inspired by the Life of Maud Lewis

by Carol Bruneau
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: literary, cultural heritage, contemporary women, biographical

A brilliant novel reimagining the life of internationally renowned folk artist Maud Lewis by an award-winning author.

But I had known since forever that it's colours that keep the world turning,
that keep a person going.

One glimpse of the tiny painted house that folk art legend Maud Lewis shared with her husband, Everett, in Marshalltown, Nova Sc …

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Daughter of Here

by Ioana Georgescu, translated by Katia Grubisic
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: biographical, cultural heritage

Daughter of Here is an experiment in memory, desire, and time. As she sifts through her international whirlwind romance with Célestin, her larger-than-life love for her daughter Mo, and her own childhood behind the Iron Curtain, Dolores's narrative shifts from Williamsburg, to Tokyo, to Bucharest before and after the fall, and to Cairo at the firs …

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When He Was Free and Young and He Used to Wear Silks

by Austin Clarke
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: short stories (single author), cultural heritage, literary

Originally issued in 1971, Austin Clarke’s first published collection of eleven remarkable stories showcases his groundbreaking approach to chronicling the Caribbean diaspora experience in Canada. Characters move through the mire of working life, of establishing a home for themselves, of reconciling with what and who they left behind — all the …

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Seven

by Farzana Doctor
edition: eBook
tagged: literary, contemporary women, cultural heritage

"Penetrating and subtle, Seven deftly explores loyalty in changing times... [An] immersive, absorbing portrait."—EDEN ROBINSON
"Explores with courage and storytelling finesse the harsh truths within the ideals of kinship and community." —DAVID CHARIANDY
"An urgent and passionate read." —VIVEK SHRAYA
"Visceral and emotional... a courageous …

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The Kissing Fence

by B.A. Thomas-Peter
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: cultural heritage

1950s, New Denver: Pavel and Nina are among 200 Russian Doukhobor children separated from their families and community, and placed in a residential facility in the Kootenay region of BC. Forcibly removed from their homes by the RCMP, the children attend mandatory school. They must speak in English and observe Canadian customs and religious practice …

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Keepers of the Faith

by Shaukat Ajmeri
edition: Paperback
tagged: literary, cultural heritage

Keepers of the Faith is set within a small Muslim sect of India, ruled by an avaricious priesthood that demands absolute submission while enforcing archaic social customs. When a section of the community rebels, it is summarily excommunicated, shunned by friends and family and denied religious rites. The peaceful community is split into two.

The nov …

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