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Amanda Parris
Amanda Parris receives the Fans Choice Award for Avril Lavigne who was absent as Jessie Reyez (left) looks on during the 2019 Juno Awards in London, Ont. (photo by Tom Szczerbowski via Getty Images)

Alumna Amanda Parris wins Governor General's literary award

October 29, 2019

Amanda Parris, a writer who received a master’s degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, won a Governor General’s literary award for her debut play, Other Side of the Game

The play, set in Toronto in two different decades, tells the story of two Black women – Beverly and Nicole – who are community organizers.

Parris, who holds a master’s degree in the sociology of education from U of T, writes a weekly column for CBC, hosts three CBC TV series and the radio show Marvin's Room.

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