I was, and am, a child of diaspora. I am someone who, for a while, did not belong anywhere. And I will always be someone who understands the everlasting anguish of not belonging.

former governor-general Adrienne Clarkson in an exclusive excerpt from her 2014 Massey Lectureswhich will be delivered across the country, broadcast on CBC and collected in a book entitled Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship.