Belonging and Mourning
- Natasha Bakht (Author)
Belonging and Banishment: Being Muslim in Canada. TSAR Publications
- John Belshaw (Author) and Diane Purvey (Author)
Private Grief, Public Mourning: The Rise of the Roadside Shrine in British Columbia. Anvil Press
Reviewed by Moberley Luger
These are two very different books: Belonging and Banishment is an edited collection with diverse contributors; Private Grief, Public Mourning is a monograph with two academic authors. The former’s theme is life—the vitality of the Muslim population in Canada—while the latter’s is death: it is a study of roadside shrines. What the books share is an interest in telling particular stories of Canadian lives, communities, and histories.