Unbound: Ukrainian Canadians Writing Home

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Lisa Grekul, Lindy Ledohowski
University of Toronto Press, 2016 - Biography & Autobiography - 152 pages
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What does it mean to be Ukrainian in contemporary Canada? The Ukrainian Canadian writers in Unbound challenge the conventions of genre - memoir, fiction, poetry, biography, essay - and the boundaries that separate ethnic and authorial identities and fictional and non-fictional narratives. These intersections become the sites of new, thought-provoking and poignant creative writing by some of Canada's best-known Ukrainian Canadian authors.

To complement the creative writing, editors Lisa Grekul and Lindy Ledohowski offer an overview of the history of Ukrainian settlement in Canada and an extensive bibliography of Ukrainian Canadian literature in English. Unbound is the first such exploration of Ukrainian Canadian literature and a book that should be on the shelves of Canadian literature fans and those interested in the study of ethnic, postcolonial, and diasporic literature.

 

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Contents

Ukrainian Canadian Poet Pedagogues
3
1 Language Lessons
23
2 Eight Things
41
3 Am I Ukrainian?
65
4 Bringing Back Memory
73
5 Tuteshni
86
6 Putting the Baba Back in the Book
100
Sites of Ukrainian Canadian Desire
109
Ukrainian Identities OntheLine Writing Ethnicity in a Time of Crisis
121
Bibliography of EnglishLanguage Ukrainian Canadian Literature
137
References
141
Contributors
149
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About the author (2016)

Lisa Grekul is a novelist and associate professor in the Department of Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

Lindy Ledohowski is an educational leader and literary scholar. She serves on the board of trustees for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

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