Anthony de Sa

Anthony de Sa

Born and raised in Toronto.

There is always one person in the family that is the family recorder, and I saw and heard everything than went on. And for some strange reason I kind of absorbed it. It became part of who I understood myself to be – Anthony de Sa.

The son of Azorean immigrants from São Miguel, who arrived in Canada in 1956, Anthony de Sa reflects on his memories of growing up in Toronto’s Portuguese community in his celebrated books Barnacle Love (2008) – nominated for a Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Toronto Book Award in 2009 – and Kicking the Sky (2013). In this video, Sa revisits the Palmerston Avenue laneway where much of the action in Kicking the Sky takes place.


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