Toronto, I Love You

byDidier LeclairTranslated byElaine Kennedy

May 15, 2022|
Toronto, I Love You by Didier Leclair
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Translated from French by Elaine Kennedy.

Raymond Dossougbé flees the misery of his hometown in Benin and arrives in Toronto, which as soon as he arrives charms him. He sees the city as a place of freedom and light, a sanctuary where he, like so many others, can begin anew. He is thrilled by its fast, organized pace, and by its vastness and diversity of peoples. Without prejudices or preconceptions, he allows himself to be fraternized by both the white and the black segments of society. He sees deep poverty, extreme wealth, and racism, and also the different aspects of the global black experience. Eventually he finds his bearings in this new world and comes to a better understanding of himself and the colourful characters around him.

Toronto, je t'aime won the Prix Trillium when it first came out in 2000.

Didier Leclair is a three-time finalist for the Prix Trillium and the recipient of both the Trillium and the Christine Dumitriu van Saanen book prizes. His second novel, Ce pays qui est le mien, was shortlisted for the 2004 Governor General's Award for French-language fiction. Its English translation, This Country of Mine (2018) was a ...
Title:Toronto, I Love You
Product dimensions:144 pages, 8.75 X 5.75 X 0.25 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 8.75 X 5.75 X 0.25 in
Published:May 15, 2022
Publisher:Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781774150665

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