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Their Story, Our Story : Yiddish Women Writers

by frieda johles forman, over 2 years ago

Thanks to Canada's respect and support for diverse cultural expression, the works of Yiddish women writers were introduced, in translation, to a large Anglophone readership. Two published volumes of stories featuring Canadian Yiddish writers established Canada's reputation as a pioneer in multi-cultural literary exploration and creativity.

It must be noted that these translations of women's literature from Yiddish are the first such collections and are included in university curricula across the globe.

Our translating group could not have done it without the encouragement and funding we received from Canadian arts councils.

The collections mentioned: :

"Found Treasures : Stories by Yiddish Women Writers" edited by Frieda Forman et al, Toronto, 1994

"The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers" Toronto,2013

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