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  • Narrator: Joan Lyn
    • retired hardware store owner
    • 1971 and 1972 Jamaican National Badminton Champion (women’s doubles, with Jennifer Haddad)
  • Interviewer / Photographer: Daniel Clarkson Fisher (Joan’s son-in-law)
  • Date Recorded: November 10, 2018
  • Location: Home of the narrator, Pickering, ON
  • Length: 1:13:39


My partner Stephanie and parents-in-law Joan and Eustace are key reasons why I’ve become so interested in the Chinese Jamaican community: because I am so interested in all of them. As it happens, Joan and “Tassy” are also both superlative narrators, whose experiences, while unique, could be considered representative of many Chinese Jamaican immigrants to Toronto as well.

– Daniel Clarkson Fisher

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