Vol. 5, No. 1

About This Issue
Why is no one talking about Kashmir, Rahat Kurd asks in reviewing Arundhati Roy’s long awaited novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Ali Kazimi does double duty with his article about Roy’s book launch in Toronto and his luminous, Edward Hopper inspired, Fair Play Artist Run Centre. Triple duty, if you count the image banners for this issue!
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Artist Run Centre
Fair PlayArt by Ali Kazimi, text by Indu Vashist
In recent years, there have been many commemorations of the Komagata Maru Incident, citing it as a dark chapter in Canadian history. Ali Kazimi's work examines not just this event, but places this event into a wider historical context of racism.
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Reviews & Reflections
Untouchable KashmirBy Rahat Kurd
Arundhati Roy's The Ministry of Utmost Happiness reviewed.
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Reviews & Reflections
ACT NOW on ReconciliationBy Mandeep Wirk
Cathy Busby's, WE CALL creates awareness, understanding, and dialogue around the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's (TRC) recommendations for reconciliation between Aboriginal peoples and settlers.
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Reviews & Reflections
Aunty AdviceBy Abeer Yusuf
Maria Qamar's Trust No Aunty reviewed.
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Fiction
Ghost Boys: Didi's HomecomingBy Shenaaz Nanji
Excerpt from Ghost Boys, by Shenaaz Nanji - Chapter One: Didi’s Homecoming.
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Screens
Beulah in Lahore and Other PlacesBy Julian Samuel
The short film Beulah in Lahore and other places consists of family photographs shot with light reflecting on them and passing through them.
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Artist Run Centre
Dear NaniBy Zinnia Naqvi
Dear Nani is a project that addresses issues of gender performance and colonial mimicry through the family archive.
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Conversations
Dear Nani Artist TalkZinnia Naqvi, Eduardo Velázquez,
and Beau Gomez (Moderator)
Panel discussion held at Ryerson Artspace, Toronto, Friday, July 7, 2018.
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