M G Vassanji

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Selected Essays & Lectures

PUBLISHED ESSAYS:

0. "The New (Asian) African: Politics and Creativity in the 1960s." East African Literary and Cultural Studies. Vol 1, nos 1-2. 2014
1. "The Trouble with 'KONY 2012.'" Maclean's March 15, 2012.
http://www.macleans.ca/news/world/the-trouble-with-kony-2012-2/

2. "Ginanic Travails, Conflicted Knowledge." Summerhill, IIAS Review. XVII, No 1. 2011.
3. "Foreword." My Experiments With Truth, by  MK Gandhi. Toronto: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2011.
4. “Lamenting Kilimanjaro.” The Toronto Star, March 2008.
5. “On the Crisis in Kenya.” Maclean’s. January 2008.
6. “Introduction.” Fire on the Mountain, by Anita Desai. New Delhi: Random House, 2008.
7. "If Only It Happened: On the Crisis in Kenya." Macleans
8. “Introduction.” The Street, by Mordecai Richler. Toronto: Penguin, 2007. 
9. “I Was a City Boy, a Soft Asian.” New Internationalist, December 2006.  
http://newint.org/features/2006/12/01/psychology/

10. “Introduction.” The Deptford Trilogy, by Robertson Davies. Toronto: Penguin, 2006.
11. “Am I a Canadian Writer?” Editorial, Canadian Literature 190, Autumn 2006.
12. "Canada and Me: Finding Ourselves." in Passages. Toronto: Doubleday 2002.
13. "Life at the Margins, in the Thick of Multiplicity.'' In
Between the Lines, ed. Deepika Bahri. Temple University Press, 1997.
14. "Community as Fictional Character.'' Studies in Humanities and Social Science, 1994 (publication of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study). 
15. "The Dark Side of Home,'' Indian Express, February 1993.
16. "First Impressions.'' En Route (Air Canada magazine) July 1992.
17. "Ethnic Identity Survives First Generation.'' Toronto Star July 30, 1991.
18. "On Voice Appropriation.'' Books in Canada Spring 1991.
19. "Is There a South Asian Canadian Literature?'' Toronto South Asian Review Vol 6, No 3, Spring 1988.
20. "Introduction.'' A Meeting of Streams: South Asian Canadian Literature. ed. M G Vassanji (Toronto: Tsar, 1985). 
21. "Canadian Punjabi Literature." Toronto South Asian Review Vol 2, No 1, Spring 1983.

  
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