Street by Street—Anecdotes for my Mother

From: The Unpublished City


The Unpublished City was conceived to show the (Multipli)City of writers that call Toronto home; that the City of Toronto might hear the wonderful voices of the City’s own true imaginaries. The idea here is to read ‘unpublished’ not simply as not in print, but as the narratives, and imaginations of the City that are present, and not yet fully realized, nor

acknowledged. In these stories and poems we apprehend what lies on the surface of the City’s glass walls, in the depths of its rapidly and perennially urbanized landscape, and in its bristling and multilingual streets.



Téa Mutonji

Téa Mutonji is a Congolese-born writer currently living in Scarborough. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bad Nudes, Minola Review, The Puritan, Train Poetry Journal and The Temz Review. She was the recipient of Vivek Shraya’s inaugural mentorship and publishing opportunity. Her first collection of stories will be published by VS. Books and Arsenal Pulp in spring 2019.