Mansoor Ladha, For The Calgary Herald
Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Early last year, it was a great privilege to be invited by an editor of a book publisher to write about how I came to Canada. I was told then that her proposed project was to invite 36 other writers, novelists, poets, journalists and scholars to write about how they came to Canada.
Their fascinating stories, expressed with joy and humour, have been published as a book entitled, The Story That Brought Me Here: To Alberta from Everywhere, edited through the hard work of a former Edmonton Journal reporter, Linda Goyette, and published by Brindle & Glass, which last month held the book’s launch in Edmonton.
The writers, who contributed to the book came from every corner of the world. They came from Iraq, Brazil, Hong Kong, Mexico, Sudan, Afghanistan, Hungary, Nigeria, the Netherlands, the U.S.A., South Korea, Sierra Leone, Peru, India, South Africa, Vietnam, Ireland, China, Burundi, England, Poland, Singapore, Australia, Scotland, Lebanon and yours truly, from Tanzania.
Mansoor Ladha is a journalist based in Calgary. He is the author of the book entitled, A Portrait In Pluralism: Aga Khan’s Shia Ismaili Muslims, published by Detselig.