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Since 1989, The Word On The Street has hosted exceptional writers from across Canada. Visit our 30th festival on Sunday, September 22, 2019.
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April 27, 2020
We were joined by Hassan Ghedi Santur (@HGSantur) for our April Book of the Month chat, to discuss his latest novel The Youth of God, where a sensitive, academically gifted teen living in Toronto’s Somali neighbourhood negotiates between the calling of his faith and his intellectual ambitions. The following is a transcript of the original twitter…View Post
April 22, 2020
In March we chatted with Anita Kushwaha, author of Secret Lives of Mothers & Daughters a heart-wrenching novel about three interconnected women, the ties that bind these mothers and daughters and the secrets that can tear them apart. The following is a transcript of a twitter conversation, edited for maximum blog readability. You can interact with…View Post
February 24, 2020
Last week, we chatted with Rebecca Fisseha author of the wonderfully nuanced Daughters of Silence. The book discusses the complications of leaving and returning home in life and in death, childhood abuse and subsequent healing, and long lost sisters—all set on the backdrop of modern Ethiopia and Toronto. We caught up with Rebecca to get…View Post