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Clerks of the Passage by Abou Farman
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Intellectually stimulating!!
Farman ranges widely in these essays on emigration and immigration. I can't help but speculate as to the extent that some of the accounts are really his own experiences. Can an earthly place be really seen as paradise? How
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I've Been Meaning to Tell You by David Chariandy
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A meditative volume that conveys something of the visceral punch to the gut that racist othering carries. I read this after completing Brown, by Kamal Al-Solaylee. Chariandy's letter complements Al-Solaylee's work and reiterates what should be obviou ...more
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McCue recalls the five months, when he was seventeen, that he lived on the land with a Cree elder, his spouse and three younger sons. I'm old enough to remember the construction of the James Bay hydro-electric project and read stories about the impac ...more
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