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Meet Ratna Omidvar and Dana Wagner at Word on the Street

  • September 27th, 2015, 3:30pm–
  • Word on the Street, booth 144, Toronto, ON, Canada (map)

Join us at Word on the Street and meet Ratna Omidvar and Dana Wagner, authors of Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada at the Between the Lines/Brunswick booth at Word on the Street (booth 144).

The authors will be signing copies of “Flight and Freedom”

The global number of people currently displaced from their home country—more than 50 million—is higher than at any time since World War II. Yet in recent years Canada has deported, denied, and diverted countless refugees. Is Canada a safe haven for refugees or a closed door?

In Flight and Freedom, Ratna Omidvar and Dana Wagner present a collection of thirty astonishing interviews with refugees, their descendants, or their loved ones to document their extraordinary, and sometimes harrowing, journeys of flight. The stories span two centuries of refugee experiences in Canada: from the War of 1812—where an escaped slave and her infant daughter flee the United States to start a new life in Halifax—to the War in Afghanistan—where asylum seekers collide with state scrutiny and face the challenges of resettlement.

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