“Later, they would trade the books they each had finished. Those nights flowed like a river of words – epics and legends, poems and lyrics – carrying them back to the cradle of their ancestors, to a place responsible at once for the pride and tribulations of their motherland, carrying them forward into a dream where they no longer needed to live like fugitives.”
Y.C. Chang is a Chinese-born Canadian writer. She studied creative writing at Humber School for Writers. Her work explores contemporary Chinese history, cultural destruction, internalised racism, and intergenerational trauma. She has written several plays and essays about the experiences of the Chinese diaspora. Her plays have been produced or stage-read in various theatre festivals across Canada.