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Salt Spring Island Book Launch, Reading & Signing
January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
On Thursday, January 11th, Toko-pa will launch her debut book, Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home at the Salt Spring Public Library at 7:00 pm. Attendees will enjoy an enchanting evening with Toko-pa, who will read several excerpts from the book, offer a Q&A session, followed by a book signing.
This will be Toko-pa’s first public appearance reading from her long-anticipated book on exile and the search for belonging. “The world has never been more connected, yet people are lonelier than ever. Whether we feel unworthy, alienated, or anxious about our place in the world — the absence of belonging is the great silent wound of our times. Most people think of belonging as a mythical place, and they spend a lifetime searching for it in vain. But what if belonging isn’t a place at all? What if it’s a skill that has been lost or forgotten?”
With her signature depth and eloquence, Toko-pa maps a path to Belonging from the inside out. Drawing on myth, stories, and dreams, she takes us into the origins of our estrangement, reframing exile as a necessary initiation into authenticity. Then she shares the competencies of belonging: a set of ancestral practices to heal our wounds and restore true belonging to our lives and to the world.