The Story That Brought Me Here: To Alberta From Everywhere by Linda Goyette

The Story That Brought Me Here: To Alberta From Everywhere

byLinda Goyette

Kobo ebook | February 1, 2011

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Thousands of newcomers are pouring into Alberta from around the globe, bringing unexpected gifts. Many are writers and storytellers.

What pulls them to Canada? What happens to them on the journey? What experiences have they deliberately left behind? What treasures do they bring? How do they describe their emerging sense of place and their creative aspirations in a new home?

In this moving collection of stories and poems, writers from around the world share their thoughts on creating a life in Alberta. Expressed with beauty and clarity, and sometimes translated from the writer's native tongue, these very personal accounts of joy and sadness, regret and humour, homesickness and exuberance, describe the defining moments of a departure and an arrival.

Contributors to The Story That Brought Me Here include Jalal Barzanji, Edmonton's first Writers in Exile; Rita Espeschit, Thuc Cong, Mohammed Al-Nassar, Monika Igali, Sabah Tahir, Therezinha Franca Kennedy, Sangmok Lee, Sudhir Jain, Yi Li, Athiann Makuach Garang, Marsh Hoke, Tortor Maruku, Reinekke Lengelle, Brian Brennan, A.K. Rashid, June Smith-Jeffries, Magdalena Witkowsky, Anna Mioduchowska, Ikponwosa I.K. Ero and Comfort Adesuwa Ero, Wilma Rubens, Patricia Lopez de Vloothduis, Neung-jae Park Mary Cavill, Mansoor Ladha, Chantal Hitayezu and many others. With photographs by Shabnam Sukhdev.

Title:The Story That Brought Me Here: To Alberta From EverywhereFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:Brindle & GlassLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926972287

ISBN - 13:9781926972282


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Standing Together edited by Linda Goyette Alberta has one of the highest rates of violence against women in Canada. There is something wrong with that. Why are we acting like it does not exist? If you don't care about children, your sister, your mother, your aunt...or YOU....then turn a blind eye. I beg you not to though. This book is filled with stories,poems from women of all walks of life that have survived abuse. Abuse against women is not ANOTHER woman's problem or happens to just some women...abuse does not discriminate.we need to stop blaming the children and women who are in a family battle field, fighting their own personal war. No one gives them medals for making it out of the battlefield. Isn't it time we did? Isn't it time we do something to stand with women and children and bring changes to law and the deaths and lives that are altered forever by abuse?
Date published: 2005-10-26