Mayank Bhatt is the author of the debut novel, Belief (Mawenzi House, 2016). Bhatt was selected for the Diaspora Dialogues mentoring program in 2009. Bhatt worked as a print journalist and as a faculty member of the Bombay College of Journalism in India before immigrating to Canada. He blogs at www.generallyaboutbooks.com.
This panel explores recent Canadian fiction that addresses issues of equity and diversity as they intersect with Canadian citizenship as a discursive, legal and even symbolic construct. Reading selections from their recently published novels or short story collections, the panelists will discuss the ways in which diasporic and minority communities (and writers) are active participants […]