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15 books by Asian Canadian authors to read for Asian Heritage Month

May 21, 2021

May is Asian Heritage Month. Celebrate by checking out one of these great Canadian books.

How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

Souvankham Thammavongsa is a 2020 finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. (Scotiabank Giller Prize, McClelland & Stewart)
How to Pronounce Knife is a collection of idiosyncratic and diverse stories. Capturing the daily lives of immigrants, Souvankham Thammavongsa captures their hopes, disappointments, trauma and acts of defiance. From a young man painting nails in a salon, to a housewife learning English from soap-operas, How to Pronounce Knife navigates tragedy and humour.

How to Pronounce Knife won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize

We Two Alone by Jack Wang

We Two Alone is a book by Jack Wang. (House of Anansi Press, Mike Grippi)
Set over a century and spanning five continents, We Two Alone traces the evolution of the Chinese immigrant experience. Tracing various people, families and professionals across the globe, Jack Wang creates a tapestry of experience that encompasses the trials and tribulations of a diaspora trying to find its place in the world.

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