Title: Charlie Henry Workman (1897-1976) ~The Unspoken
Author: Franci Louann (nee Workman)
Editor / Designer: Lois Klassen
Pages: 2-sided broadsheet and 2 cards
Dimensions: 4 3/4″ (112 mm) x 4 1/4″ (109 mm) – folded; 11″ (280 mm) x 17″ (432 mm) – open
Colour: Black and white
Copyright : Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 ) License). Content copyrights remain with listed contributors.
Charlie Henry Workman (1897-1976) ~The Unspoken is a memoir that reports on the circumstances of the Charlie Henry Workman’s immigration to Canada as an orphan in the British “home children” program of the early twentieth century. Not well historicized and for many years “unspoken”, the practice of sending orphans to Canada once served as a source for child labour for settler farmers. Louann combines her accounts with two poems which evocatively honour his story and life.
Franci Louann describes and reads from The Unspoken in this video that was recorded at a Reading the Migration Library event during Art Book Month, on October 8, 2020.