Toronto Star (Opinion / Readers’ Letters): Shedding light on ethnic literature

Toronto Star

Shedding light on ethnic literature

Published on Thu Apr 04 2013
Re: Nurturing ancient Tamil language a ‘labour of love’, April 2
Thanks for publishing this article about the Tamil Literary Garden awards written by Debra Black in your highly esteemed newspaper. Canada is a multilingual country. Many different ethnic communities live side by side. Ethnic publications are published daily, weekly and monthly.

Many ethnic writers who are also Canadian citizens contribute in their mother tongue. In that respect, ethnic literature of Canada should be considered as part of Canadian literature. Writing about ethnic literature in mainstream media such as the Star makes all Canadians aware about the ethnic literature of Canada.

This will also help the governmental literary organizations of Canada learn about Canadian ethnic literature, ethnic writers and their contributions to Canadian literature. This will help ethnic writers to reach the resources of such governmental organizations.

V.N. Giritharan, Toronto

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