This is What Happened

Collected and edited by Arnie Achtman

Stories from around the world meet in these pages, just as the lives of the storytellers have converged in the city of Toronto.
Twelve new writers bring you to their homelands in twenty-four, short non-fiction stories—some haunting—some hopeful—all intimate—stories of life in Brazil, rural Ontario, New York, Korea, The Philippines, India, Spain, Cameroon, South Africa, British Guyuna and even in Toronto.


Virginia Ashberry

"Dinner and a Movie"
"Jasmine Tea"


Valerie Campbell

"Masonic Hall"
"In a New York Minute"


Teresa Coome



Seung Wan Lee

"Kung Fu Guy"


Damian Mangat



Marie Margis

"Bobby and Pinky"
"The Harvest"


Victoria Martinez

"Lizard Stew"


Eloi Minka

"The Misty Trail"
"Scattered Bright Lights"


Kitty Molefe



Zamerul Neshaw

"The Mango Tree"
"Yes, I Can Cook on Time"


Onezimo Rodrigues

"Red Dust"
"Ze Helo"


Heather Taylor

"Getting By"


National Library of Canada Cataloguing in Publication Data

Price: $30.00

Names: Arnie Achtman, 1948-
Publisher: Toronto: Life Rattle Press, 2004
Description: 226pages.; 22 cm.
Series: Life rattle new writers series 1200 5266 24
Numbers: Canadiana: 20049074008
ISBN: 978-0-9735201-4-0
Classification: LC Call no.: PS8365 T49 2005 Dewey: C818/.6 22
Subjects: Reportage literature, Canadian (English)