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Pens of Many Colours, (Canadian)

Pens of Many Colours, (Canadian) - 3rd edition

Pens of Many Colours, (Canadian) - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780774737678

ISBN10: 0774737670

Pens of Many Colours, (Canadian) by Eva C. Karpinski - ISBN 9780774737678
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Nelson Thomson Learning
International: No
Pens of Many Colours, (Canadian) by Eva C. Karpinski - ISBN 9780774737678

ISBN13: 9780774737678

ISBN10: 0774737670

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 02

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Now in its third edition, this multicultural reader has changed to suit current concerns about Canadian cultural and social diversity. New topics include gender, borders and displacement. Organized thematically, students will find poetry, fiction and non-fiction that speak to current issues and concerns. A rhetorical table of contents also demonstrates rhetorical modes and concepts.


  • Reflects a broad spectrum of diversity: social, class, gender, sexuality, language.
  • Reflects the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural make-up of Canadian society
  • Suitable as a cross-cultural thematic reader.
  • Includes a variety of genres: fiction, essay, oral history, poetry and dub poetry.
  • Includes author biographies in for every selection.
  • "Topics for exploration" are included for each selection.

Author Bio

Karpinski, Eva C. : Seneca College

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Introduction Margaret Atwood, The Immigrants Pauline Johnson, As It Was in the Beginning Susanna Moodie, A Visit to Grosse Isle Lyse Champagne, Bits and Pieces of the Past Joy Mannett, My Dearest Child Denise Chong, from The Concubine's Children Helga (Kutz-Harder) Mills, Breaking the Barriers: Refugee Women in Canada


Introduction Michelle La Flamme, You White Boy Pat Deiter-McArthur (Day Women), Saskatchewan's Indian People-Five Generations Joy Kogawa, from Itsuka Joanne Arnott, Speak Out, For Example Henry Martey Codjoe, Can Blacks Be Racist? Reflections On Being 'Too Black and African' Vinita Srivastava, Grappling


Introduction Christl Verduyn, Entranced Eva Hoffman, from Lost in Translation Genni Gunn, The Middle Ground Garry Engkent, Why My Mother Can't Speak English Basil H. Johnston, One Generation From Extinction Nuzhat Amin, South Englishes, North Englishes


Introduction Rita Joe, Who Are You? Carol Geddes, Growing Up native Mehri Yalfani, Newcomer Isabel Vincent, Finding a Nationality That Fits Himani Bannerji, The Other Family David Arnason, Return of the Frogs


Introduciton Bernice Lever, Things Unsaid Mordechai Richler, My Father's Life Alistair MacLeod, To Every Thing There Is a Season Frank G. Paci, Mancuso's and Sons Austin Clarke, A Wedding in Toronto Anne Jew, Everyone Talked Loudly in Chinatown Linda Svendsen, White Shoulders


Introduction Chinese Wall Writings Katherine Vlassie, A Bit of Magic Maxine Tynes, In Service Yeshim Ternar, Ajax La-Bas Denny Hunte, The Home Visit Salwa Mohareb Said, Choices Emma LaRocque, A Personal Essay on Poverty


Introduction Michael Ondaatje, Letters & Other Worlds Alootook Ipellie, Frobisher Bay Childhood Gabrielle Roy, My Manitoba Heritage Jeannette Armstrong, This Is a Story Dionne Brand, St. Mary's Estate Tomson Highway, The Lover Snake


Introduction Cyril Dabydee, Multiculturalism Guy Bedard, Quebecitude: An Ambiguous Identity Helen Bajorek MacDonald, A Canadian Passport Sun-Kyung Yi, An Immigrant's Split Personality Drew Hayden Taylor, Pretty Like a White Boy: The Adventures of a Blue Eyed Ojibway David Suzuki, Ancestors-The Genetic Source C. Allyson Lee, An Asian Lesbian's Struggle Camille Hernandez-Ramdwar, Ms Edge Innate