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    Up Close: 150 Black Women in Canada Share Their Stories


    This essay¬†was a part of a CBC project highlighting the stories of 150 Black Women in Canada. It launched on Canada Day 2017. I am named after my grandmother, whom I never got a chance to meet. She lived in a small, rural village in Eritrea, third eldest of 11 children. She was a sweet, humble woman who had the admiration of everyone in that village, according to all those who tell me about growing up with her. She later…

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