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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Life After Genocide
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'The discovery that I was racist came as a shock, as you might imagine. I'd just returned to Canada from several years in Asia and Latin America. I had a new job working with migrants, and I was volunteering with refugees. Like many Canadians, cultural diversity awareness campaigns had filled my childhood with posters featuring hands drawn in red,  blue, purple, green - all linked in a perfect circle. I believed in those hands. I thought I was living their message.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon My Name Is Revenge Ashley Kalagian Blunt , Strawberry Hills : Spineless Wonders , 2018 14975907 2018 selected work essay novella

    'Sydney, 1980: The Turkish consul-general is assassinated by two gunmen, and an international terrorist group claim responsibility. Vrezh, an Armenian-Australian, longs to be involved, believing the attacks are justice for the Armenian genocide.

    'Through his brother, Vrezh meets Softie, a shadowy Armenian. Softie forces him to build a bomb by threatening to turn his brother in to the police for the assassination.

    'Desperate to save his brother, Vrezh uses the bomb to murder Softie, risking his own life. His brother arrives in time to save him, but Vrezh’s injuries and the resulting rift with his family leave him disillusioned.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Strawberry Hills : Spineless Wonders , 2018
    pg. 107-136
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