The Vancouver Public Library is presenting a web-based occasion this Thursday (June 17) to mark World Refugee Day.
The Energy of Tales: A Dialog on Refugees and Literature will function three authors who’ve helped form public conversations with their tales.
Writers participating embrace Kim Thúy, who was born in Vietnam however fled to Canada along with her household and the boat individuals on the age of 10; and Samra Habib, who was born in Pakistan however fled to Canada along with her household, additionally at age 10, after going through non secular persecution.
Additionally participating within the dialog is Kamal Al-Solaylee, a professor of journalism and literary non-fiction whose memoir Intolerable gained the 2013 Toronto Ebook Award.
The Zoom occasion begins at 7 pm Pacific time with a proclamation of World Refugee Day by Vancouver mayor Kennedy Stewart, and you’ll register here.