"...after a year and a half chained to one place I didn't know how to run or where to go." (Muuxi Adam, filmmaker) Last year, 248,000 newcomers came to Canada of whom 27,000 arrived as refugees. Winnipegger Anne Mahon has gathered just a few of their stories for a book launching this Tuesday at McNally Robinson. The Lucky Ones: African Refugees' Stories of Extraordinary Courage is the verbatim transcription of interviews Mahon conducted with 18 African refugees who made their way, through often horrific events, to Winnipeg.
Wednesday 08 May 2013