Tune in to the Canadian Immigrant Fair's panel, "Resilience in action: Finding purpose and maximizing opportunities", where The Sadness of Geography author Logathasan Tharmathurai will be speaking about his individual journey and sharing all that he overcame. Panelists will be speaking to what they've learned, what they have had to un-learn, and how they have maximized opportunities that came their way. Panelists will also share their unique approaches to problem-solving and managing resources in this unprecedented time marked by COVID-19.
About the book:
The harrowing journey of a teenage refugee who never gave up on his dream of seeing his family again.
Born in northern Sri Lanka, Logathasan Tharmathurai and his family lost everything during the long and brutal Sri Lankan Civil War.
In January 1985, at the age of eighteen, he left his home in a desperate bid to build a new life for himself and his family abroad after a deeply traumatic encounter with a group of Sinhalese soldiers. As his terrifying and often astonishing journey unfolds, he finds himself in a refugee camp, being smuggled across international borders, living with drug dealers, and imprisoned.
The Sadness of Geography is a moving story of innocence lost, the persecution of an entire people, and the universal quest for a better life.