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Launch: Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being – Amy Fung with Kim Nguyen

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being” is the debut collection of creative nonfiction essays by Amy Fung. In it, Fung takes a closer examination at Canada’s mythologies of multiculturalism, settler colonialism, and identity through the lens of a national art critic.

Following the tangents of a foreign-born perspective and the complexities and complicities in participating in ongoing acts of colonial violence, the book as a whole takes the form of a very long land acknowledgement. Taken individually, each piece roots itself in the learning and unlearning process of a first generation settler immigrant as she unfurls each region’s sense of place and identity.

Co-published by Artspeak and Book*hug.


May 16
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm