Winnipeg Free Press
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-- Kevin Prokosh
Michelle Todd’s memoir is about growing up in Edmonton
with a Jamaican father and a Filipino mother. It’s a
classic Canadian immigrant’s coming-of-age story affectionately
told with humour and energy.
The starting point of the sometimes rambling, hour-long
monologue is the discovery that Todd and her white Ukrainian-Anglo
boyfriend are having a baby. It ignites Todd’s musing
about cultural identity. What if I have to make my son food
for ethnic day at school? she wonders. What am I going to
make? Deep fried curried perogies?