Place and Identity: Joanna Eleftheriou & Mia Kankimäki
Originally aired on October 26
Re-release November 30
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Longing for travel? Take a virtual journey around the world with memoirists Joanna Eleftheriou and Mia Kankimäki in discussion with Wendy O’Brien. The authors will share their real-life travel adventures from around the world, as told in their acclaimed new books. In This Way Back, Eleftheriou documents her search for identity through a life of travel between her family’s mountain village in Cyprus and her experience growing up in Queens, New York. In The Women I Think About at Night: Traveling the Paths of My Heroes (translated to English by Douglas Robinson), Finnish author Kankimäki blends literature with history in a meditation on life at a crossroads, as she documents her expedition to follow the footsteps of female historical icons. Both books emphasize the personal impacts of place and its imprint on female identity.
Interviewer: Wendy O’Brien
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This event is generously supported by the Hellenic Canadian Academic Association of Ontario (HCAAO) and the Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF).