Author and English Professor Y-Dang Troeung and her family were among the last of the 60,000 refugees from Cambodia that then-Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau pledged to relocate to Canada. Forty years later, in her brilliant book Landbridge, Y-Dang returns to this moment, and to many others before and after, to explore the tension between that public narrative of happy “arrival,” and the multiple, often hidden truths of what happened to the people in her family. Y-Dang passed away in 2022 after completing this exceptional work. Four revered writers, friends, and colleagues of the author and academic celebrate her work and share more about her life. Join Dionne Brand, David Chariandy, Madeleine Thien, and Christopher B. Patterson for an immersive tribute to this writer and an introduction to a new classic that demands to be read. Moderated by Doretta Lau.
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