Mangilaluk’s Highway

On June 24, 1972, three boys decided to leave their residential school in Canada’s Northwest Territories and walk from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk (“Tuk”) in a bid to avoid punishment for stealing a pack of cigarettes from their dorm supervisor. Without a highway connecting Inuvik to Tuk, the boys had no idea they were undertaking an impossible journey of 90 miles over boggy tundra. At Granta, Nadim Roberts tells the story of Dennis, Jack, and Bernard, and of the horrific toll residential schools have exacted on Inuits, the Inuit community, and their traditional ways of life.

Source: Granta
Published: Nov 9, 2017
Length: 34 minutes (8,693 words)

Peace Be Upon You

While his American neighbors to the south argue over a Muslim registry and deportations, one Canadian imam works to save fellow Muslims from radicalization. Enlightening people with knowledge is his true jihad.

Source: The Walrus
Published: Dec 14, 2016
Length: 30 minutes (7,717 words)

The Mountain Carver

Sculpture has always been a controversial art form in Iran, but that is where Parviz Tanavoli has found his greatest inspiration. A new Longreads Exclusive from Maisonneuve magazine.

Source: Maisonneuve
Published: May 25, 2015
Length: 11 minutes (2,885 words)