Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY

 

Dominique Bernier-Cormier

May 21st, 2024

Dominique Bernier-Cormier explores the mutability of language and identity through the lens of his ancestor, Pierrot Cormier’s escape from a British prison, disguised in a dress, before the Acadian Deportation in Entre Rive and Shore (Goose Lane Editions $19.95). The collection blends English and French, evoking “Chiac,” a dynamic mix of languages. It includes English renderings of a French poem, reflections on Acadian history and identity, and meditations on language evolution and rapper Young Thug. Bernier-Cormier reassesses living between two identities, worlds and languages, showcasing a clear voice for the future. 9781773102870

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