Growing up mixed race can be confusing at times. Thank goodness there are other Hapas out there writing about their experiences. Chances are you will relate to the amazing authors and their books that we have dug up. Here is a reading list we have collected so far. Do you know any other books about mixed race heritage or mixed art culture? Add them to the comment area and we'll add them to our growing list. Can't find one you like? Then it sounds like YOU need to write a book !
This year we are pleased to host two events that feature Hapa authors:
Lawrence Hill (Book of Negroes) with his new book "The Illegal" and
Sharon Chang (Raising Mixed Race) will be conducting a parenting workshop.
Check out these events and bring your book club too !
Have you checked out the trailer for Lawrence Hill's new book, The Illegal?
The Illegal releases Sept 8, and Lawrence Hill speaks at Hapa-palooza Festival on Sept 17. For the earlybirds out there, please enjoy a discount on our event, 'The Book of Negroes: From Page to Screen with Lawrence Hill,' where The Illegal will also be on sale.
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September 17, 2015
SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street
What are the highs and lows of transforming a critically acclaimed best-selling novel into a major television mini-series? What is it like to write dialogue for Cuba Gooding Jr.? How do mixed race origins lead to an inspired creative career exploring issues of identity and belonging? Join Lawrence Hill, author of The Book of Negroes, and CBC Hot Air radio host Margaret Gallagher in an evening of stimulating thought, rich revelations and intimate conversation.
Author of more than ten books, Lawrence Hill’s writing includes non-fiction books Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada, and most recently Blood: The Stuff of Life, which was delivered as the 2013 Massey lecture series. But it is Hill's third novel,The Book of Negroes, which has brought his work to readers across the world, garnering him a Commonwealth Prize for Best Book, the Rogers/Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the CBC Canada Reads prize. In 2015, Hill co-write the script for The Book of Negroes television mini-series, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) and Aunjanue Ellis (The Help). The mini-series aired on CBC in Canada and BET in the United States. Hill was recently appointed to the Order of Canada. This will be Hill's first public event in Vancouver after the launch of his highly-anticipated fourth novel, The Illegal.
Margaret Gallagher is an award-winning CBC radio host and passionate community advocate who can be found hosting events from the International Jazz Festival to Asian Heritage Month. She is of Malaysian-Chinese and Irish heritage.
Copies of Lawrence Hill’s books including The Illegal will be available for sale and author-signing.
“The Book of Negroes is a masterpiece…” The Globe and Mail
Regular $17 (+ $3 S/C)
VIP Front Row seating $25 (+ $3.25 S/C)
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With Lawrence Hill and Margaret Gallagher