Emigration & Immigration

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A Distinct Alien Race

By David G. Vermette

In the later 19th century, French-Canadian Roman Catholic immigrants from Quebec were deemed a threat to the United States, potential terrorists in service of the Pope. Books and newspapers floated the conspiracy theory that the immigrants seeking work in New England's burgeoning ... Read more

Beyond the Journey

Edited by Althea Prince

Beyond the Journey features the voices of women who have experienced moving from somewhere else to live in Canada. Some women were brought to Canada as children, while others emigrated as adults; yet others were born in Canada to immigrant parents. The women chronicle their ... Read more

Clerks of the Passage

By Abou Farman

Migration stories, says Abou Farman, are often told through the personal struggles and travails of the migrant, ‘the great voyager figure of our most recent centuries, the harbinger of hybridity, the metaphor for risk, sacrifice, toil, abuse, inhumanity. And humanity. ’ ... Read more

If There Were Roads

By Joanna Lilley

Guided by the geography of land and mind, the familiar and the unknown converge in If There Were Roads by Joanna Lilley. A family shattered by a phone call, a monk who becomes a hermit, and a woman adjusting to living on the edge of the boreal forest, each finding their future ... Read more

Migrant Heart, A

By Denis Sampson & Denis Sampson

A Migrant Heart is about departures and arrivals, uprooting and attachment, resettling and returning. Denis Sampson left Ireland as a student, leaving behind the farming countryside of his childhood, the city of Dublin where he was educated, and the history and culture of his ... Read more

Never Mind

By Katherine Lawrence

In Never Mind, Katherine Lawrence constructs a centuries-old immigrant tale that is fiercely feminist, surprisingly modern, and darkly funny. The voice in these exquisite poems is a 19th century woman who straddles both old and new worlds as she navigates her own interior landscape. ... Read more

Rhapsody in Quebec

By Akos Verboczy
Translated by Casey Roberts
Foreword by Toula Drimonis

Born in Hungary in 1975, Akos Verboczy moved to Montreal at the age of 11 with his sister and mother, an esthetician, who learned that in Canada women were willing to pay a fortune ($20) to have their leg hair brutally ripped out. His story begins in Hungary, where at the age ... Read more

Significance of Moths, The

By Shirley Camia

Against the backdrop of the changing seasons, Shirley Camia's The Significance of Moths is a graceful exploration of home and memory through the eyes of the migrant and the migrant child. As lives are displaced by new landscapes, where does home exist? In the land or in the mind? ... Read more

Somewhere

Edited by Lorna Jane Harvey

An inspiring and timely collection of stories about migration, written from twenty women’s perspectives.

Somewhere is an inspiring collection of stories about migration. Written from twenty women’s perspectives, it brings a refreshing and uniting voice to this compelling ... Read more

Stones into Bread

By Vito Teti
Translated by Francesco Loriggio & Damiano Pietropaolo

This is a book about a small Southern Italian village and its offshoots in Toronto. It's about bread and figs and food in general, about Carnival and pilgrimages to religious sanctuaries, about fathers, mothers and children, about migrating and about remaining, about yearning ... Read more