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‘Quietly heroic lives’: Lisa Ray and David Chariandy discuss his novel Brother

Actress Lisa Ray is defending Brother by David Chariandy on Canada Reads 2019. The novel follows two brothers making their way through the world, while navigating racial prejudice, violence and poverty in Canada. Chariandy spoke to Ray on writing about the heroic, quiet lives of underrepresented voices and looking past the myth of Canada.

The Canada Reads 2019 debates take place March 25-28, 2019. They will air on CBC Radio One at 11 a.m. (1 p.m. AT/1:30 p.m. NT), on CBC at 3 p.m. (3:30 NT), be live streamed online at CBC Books at 11 a.m. ET and will be available on the free CBC Gem streaming service.

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Five books, five champions, one winner: CBC’s annual Battle of the Books has been getting people listening, watching and, of course, reading, for the past 18 years.

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