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Primrose Madayag Knazan

Primrose Madayag Knazan is a playwright and novelist of Filipinx-Canadian and Jewish heritage who lives in Manitoba. Her plays include “Cyber” and “Shades of Brown.” She is also a food writers for the publication Manitoba Filipino Journal.

Fiction (Young adult)

Lessons in Fusion: A Novel

Winnipeg: Yellow Dog, an imprint of Great Plains Publications, 2021.
Forthcoming Oct 1st

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Sixteen-year-old Sarah (it’s pronounced SAH-rah, thank you) has a successful blog creating fusion recipes. When Sarah is invited to compete on Cyber Chef, a virtual cooking competition that soars in popularity at the height of the pandemic, her twists on her Baba’s recipes are not enough to pique the palate of the show’s producers. She is pushed to present dishes that represent her Filipinx culture, but these flavours are foreign to her since her parents raised her emphatically Jewish. To survive Cyber Chef and find her cultural identity, Sarah must discover why her mother turned her back on all things Filipinx, and learn the true meaning of fusion.

Anthology (Drama)


Edited by Brian Draper.
Winnipeg: Scirocco Drama, 2004.
on order

Madayag Knazan, Primrose. “Shades of Brown.” In Breakout, edited by Brian Draper. Winnipeg: Scirocco Drama, 2004.

Anthology (Drama)

Generation NeXXt

Edited by Cairn A. Moore.
Winnipeg: Scirocco Drama, 2010.
PS8315.5.M35 G45 2010

Includes a scene by Primrose Madayag Knazan written for a young female actor.


Publisher Great Plains Publications

Publisher Scirocco Drama, an imprint of J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing