MANHOOD: Chronicles of sex, strength and identity

The Forgiveness Project-MANHOOD- Chronicles of sex- strength and
Cover from new MANHOOD book to be released August 28th, 2016. MANHOOD is a compilation of stories, experiences and wisdom from men across the Greater Toronto Area. (CNW Group/The Forgiveness Project)
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahoutsav

Published by FYOU: The Forgiveness Project

Released August 28th, 2016

TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2016 Toronto males of all ages write their stories around racism, illness, incarceration, love and more in new book.

Whether the experience was the first month of fatherhood, a youth bullied for his sexuality or a young man struggling with racism in the world, MANHOOD is a compilation of truths that speak to what it means to be male in Toronto. Each book comes with an audio component. This is the third book to be released from the FYOU Project, an award-winning initiative that focuses on forgiveness.

Highlights from MANHOOD include:

  • Words on forgiveness from award-winning rapper/author Maestro
  • A letter from David McCallum who was exonerated from prison after twenty-nine years
  • Poetry from inmates in South Detention, East Detention

The MANHOOD book launch is on August 28th, 2pm at Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East. The free launch is hosted by Juno winning hip hop group Naturally Born Strangers and keynote speech from the Voice of the Raptors Mark Strong. A pop-up shop of youth-led businesses and a photo exhibit called Toronto Has Always Had Kings will also be part of the celebration.  MANHOOD will also be available for sale online and at bookstores across the GTA.


FYOU: The Forgiveness Project is a social initiative that encourages the reflection of forgiveness towards ourselves and others. FYOU features speakers, writers and storytellers who have crossed the line from victim to survivor and those in their support circle, finding peace in the process.