Homes: A Refugee Story in the Edmonton Journal (Paula Simons)


Homes: A Refugee Story in the Edmonton Journal

Homes: A Refugee Story, by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction this week! In her last column for the Edmonton Journal, new Senator Paula Simons chatted with Abu Bakr and Winnie about receiving the nomination and about the journey the book has gone through.

Although Abu Bakr gets top billing on the book jacket, it was Yeung who crafted the book based on her extensive interviews with her student and his family. The words are hers. The truth, she insists, is his. . . “It’s pretty surreal. Never, ever, in all my big hopes for this book did I think that this could happen. It’s beyond my wildest dreams.”

You can read the full column here.

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