Cultural Writing. Biography and Memoir. In an intimate narrative, Braun ushers us into the life of one extended Mennonite family--in particular the lives of her father and grandfather, living under the terror of Stalin, and later, under the military expansion of Hitler's Nazi Lebensraum in the Ukraine. In a memoir that is historically faithful to documents, letters, old photographs and personal testimony, Braun offers a lyrical second-generation witness to her family members and to all other Canadians who have suffered displacement in history's disasters, and whose obscure stories must be told.
Connie Braun is a first-generation Canadian born and raised in the Fraser Valley. She is an emerging writer whose work has most recently appeared in Half in the Sun: Anthology of Mennonite Writers (Ronsdale) and in the Mennonite literary journal, Rhubarb. She has published short stories, poems and reviews in various publications. Married and the mother of three young-adult children, Connie now makes her home in Vancouver.Author City: USA