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October 31, 2011

Adrienne Clarkson: Room for All of Us

Room for All of Us: Surprising Stories of Loss and Transformation
Nov 06, 2:00 pm - West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg

Tickets to this special speaking event are $10 and are available at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park in person or by calling 475-0483.

In this exciting and revealing personal inquiry, former governor general Adrienne Clarkson explores the immigrant experience through the people who have transformed Canada. 

The Canadians she befriends illustrate the changing idea of what it means to be Canadian and the kind of country we have created over the decades. 

Like her, many of the people who came did not have a real choice: they often arrived friendless and with a sense of loss. Yet their struggles and successes have enriched Canada immeasurably.

What drove them to become the kind of people they have become? 
What would have happened to them if Canada had not taken them in? 
What have they added to our national life us as we go forward in the new century?

Written with humour, insight and personal revelation, Room for All of Us is a tale of many destinies. Like W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants, Clarkson’s book offers a richly textured, intimate and unforgettable portrait of a changing country and its people.

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