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In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

Ava Homa

Ava Homa’s collection of short stories, Echoes From the Other Land, was nominated for the 2011 Frank O’Connor prize. She is the second vice-chair of the national council of the Writers’ Union of Canada, and the North American director of the Association of Human Rights for Kurdistan of Iran (KMMK-G). Homa is an activist and a political analyst specializing in women issues and Middle Eastern affairs.

Articles by
Ava Homa

A Long Way From Home

The Kurdish struggle has the world’s attention, briefly, but not its sympathy November 2017
Being Kurdish in a Hostile World starts with the chapter “The Wrong Place” and 300 pages later ends with “An Uncertain Future.” The memoir-cum-history tells the story of a Kurdish-Canadian journalist’s life against a detailed account of the Kurdish struggle in Iraq over three decades. In doing so, it frames the story of every Kurd who is born “the wrong”…

When Multiculturalism Fell into the Sea

A fictional psychologist attempts to heal the trauma of the Indo-Canadian community October 2014
How many times can identity be hyphenated? What if an emigrant’s new country refuses to accept that person, or does so only superficially? Does death assign a permanent identity? What if no country claims the corpse? In The Ever After of Ashwin Rao, Padma Viswanathan’s second novel, Ashwin Rao, a Canadian-trained psychologist, loses his…