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Amongst all the talk about Diversity in Books in 2014, the hashtag #DiverseCanLit became popular, spearheaded by Léonicka of Léonicka.com. Canada is a hugely multicultural nation, our beginnings and history firmly planted in Aboriginal culture and now in 2014 representing all races, cultures, and religions. And yet, our literature does not look like that. Canada has some amazing stories to tell, from all parts of the world. Here is a list of books I have reviewed on the blog that reflect this diversity.

Abraham, Carolyn

The Juggler’s Children

Aguirre, Carmen

Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter

Al-Solaylee, Kamal

Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes

Alexis, André


Baruwa, Yahaya

Struggles of a Dreamer

Basu, Arjun

Waiting For the Man

Blair, Peggy

The Beggar’s Opera

The Poisoned Pawn

Bowen, Rhonda

Man Enough For Me

One Way or Another

Get You Good

Hitting the Right Note

Boyden, Joseph

The Orenda

Brand, Dionne

What We All Long For

Love Enough

Chow, Olivia

My Journey

Clarke, Austin


Edugyan, Esi

Half-Blood Blues

Dreaming of Elsewhere: Observations on Home

Enahoro, Carole

Doing Dangerously Well

Ferguson, Will


Fu, Kim

For Today I Am a Boy

Goodwin, Debi

Citizens of Nowhere: From Refugee Camp to Canadian Campus

Grady, Wayne

Emancipation Day

Hamilton, Ian

The Scottish Banker of Surabaya

Hill, Lawrence

The Book of Negroes Illustrated Edition

Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book

Hopkinson, Nalo

The Chaos

King, Thomas

The Inconvenient Indian

Laferrière, Dany

The World is Moving Around Me

Lam, Vincent

The Headmaster’s Wager

Maharaj, Rabindranath

The Picture of Nobody

McWatt, Tessa

Higher Ed

Mootoo, Shani

Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab

Nawaz, Zarqa

Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

Nemat, Marina

After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed

Ondaatje, Michael

The Cat’s Table

Ozeki, Ruth

A Tale for the Time Being

Richardson, Jael Ealey

The Stone Thrower

Suzuki, David

The Legacy

Thuy, Kim


Uppal, Priscila

Cover Before Striking

Viswanathan, Padma

The Ever After of Ashwin Rao

originally posted on http://goodbooksandacupoftea.blogspot.ca/