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Undesirables Hardcover – Mar 16 2012


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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Douglas & Mcintyre (March 16 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1553659732
  • ISBN-13: 978-1553659730
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 22.8 x 27.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #201,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jadis Norman on Feb. 20 2013
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I chose this rating because I found no fault at all with this book . It is a fascinating , very well written account ; richly illustrated and beautifully presented .
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Ali Kazimi has written an absolute masterpiece. He expands on his film to give background and details about a story that still rings today. It is a must read - and in my opinion be mandatory high school reading, not just in Canada but in all countries that have had a colonial or racist past. It is beautifully illustrated making it a unique experience.
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Undesirables is an amazingly produced book on an important and, unfortunately, little known event in the history of immigration to Canada. What makes it unique is that it connects this event to larger questions of racism that exist today by means of connecting the authors personal history with that of an event that occurred in the early 20th century. The beautiful presentation underlines the heritage and dignity of those who are still considered undesirable.
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By P. Strong on Sept. 17 2012
Format: Hardcover
Undesirables is a marvellously well-crafted and artful book. It's a fantastic read, and an incredible, profound augmentation to any reader's sense of history and their own place in the world.

Undesirables is a gripping tragedy played out like a forensic archeological dig spanning centuries and the globe with pictures and transcripts, revealing the motivations of its participants; their humanity; their bold, imaginative and energetic actions on all sides - as well as the reverberations of these actions around the world and through time - up to the present moment.

My wife and I enjoyed the book immensely, reading it to each other over the course of a weekend - launching many discussions of our own experiences and histories. while it seems to me that Undesirables represents vital reading for professionals in politics, sociology, law, history, etc. - this lovingly illustrated human story presents a rich voyage of discovery to any reader.
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