Jennilee Austria-Bonifacio

Jennilee Austria-Bonifacio is a Filipina-Canadian author and the founder of Filipino Talks– an initiative that builds bridges between educators and Filipino families. Her work as a school board consultant, researcher, journalist, and school settlement worker inspired her first novel, Reuniting with Strangers: A Novel Told in Stories (Douglas & McIntyre).

Reuniting with Strangers
By Jennilee Austria-Bonifacio

Published by Douglas & McIntyre

Reuniting with Strangers shines a light on the complexities of family reunification across the Filipino-Canadian diaspora. By exploring the tenuous relationships between caregivers and their kin from Canada to the Philippines, the stories subvert expectations of the Filipino immigrant experience while revealing the journey of a caregiver’s mysterious young son.

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