Somali Canadian author Fartumo Kusow has spent much of 2018 traveling across Canada, the United States, with stops in the UK and Somalia, speaking about her first English-language novel "A Tale of a Boon's Wife", published by Second Story Press.
Senators Mobina Jaffer and Ratna Omidvar have written the follow op-ed to raise awareness among newcomers to Canada about important changes that have come into effect this month with Bill C-46, the updated Impaired Driving Act.
Adil Ahmed Awdah Al-Serri, who is involved with the Yemeni Canadian Club based in Toronto, Ontario, has launched a petition on Change.org calling on Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Refugees, Ahmed Hussen, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to extend the Group of Five (“G5”) exemptions that were granted to Iraqi and Syrian refugees to Yemeni refugees.
I Am Rohingya: A Genocide in Four Acts chronicles the journey of fourteen Rohingya youth who take to the stage in order to depict their families' harrowing experiences in Burma and beyond; before, during, and immediately after the escalation of military violence in their native Rakhine state; their unforgiving escape by foot and by boat to makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh; and their eventual resettlement in the unfamiliar Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.
Afghan Canadian Sadaf Parweez recently made headlines in Durham region after graduating from UOIT. An Afghan refugee, Sadaf has overcome the obstacles many newcomers to Canada face when trying to pursue their education.
Muslim Link interviewed the recent graduate about her educational journey after coming to Canada as a refugee.