Selling Illusions
The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada

Bissoondath, Neil
Publisher:  Penguin, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  2002   First Published:  1994
Pages:  272pp   Price:  $23   ISBN:  9780141006765
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX8407

Since he immigrated to Canada, Neil Bissoondath has consistently refused the role of the ethnic, and sought to avoid the burden of hyphenation - a burden that would label him as an East Indian-Trinidadian-Canadian living in Quebec. Bissoondath argues that the policy of multiculturalism, with its emphasis on the former or ancestral homeland and its insistence that There is more important than Here, encourages stereotyping and division.

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