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Teenaz Javat

Summary:

When Teenaz Javat came to Canada 15 years ago with her husband and infant daughter, she was made to put her career on hold. For nine years she stayed at home so that her kids could stay out of daycare, which her husband abhorred. During those times, her best friend and cultural informant was the daily newspaper, which she read while wearing the sappats she had brought from Pakistan.

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