Children Of Air India: Un/authorized Exhibits And Interjections by Renée Sarojini SaklikarChildren Of Air India: Un/authorized Exhibits And Interjections by Renée Sarojini Saklikar

Children Of Air India: Un/authorized Exhibits And Interjections

byRenée Sarojini Saklikar

Paperback | October 1, 2013

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children of air india is a series of elegiac sequences exploring the nature of individual loss, situated within public trauma. The work is animated by a proposition: that violence, both personal and collective, produces continuing sonar, an echolocation that finds us, even when we choose to be unaware or indifferent.

This collection breaks new ground in its approach to the saga that is Canada/Air India, an event and its aftermath that is both over-reported and under-represented in our national psyche.

329 deaths. 82 Children. Canada's worst mass murder. The accused acquitted.
What does it mean to be Canadian and lose someone in Air India Flight 182?


Why does 9/11 resonate more strongly with Canadians than June 23, 1985? The poems in this book search out answers in the "everything/ness and nothing/ness" of an act and its aftermath, revealing a voice that re-defines and re-visions.

Air India never happened. Air India always happens.
Renée Saklikar’s ground-breaking poetry book about the bombing of Air India Flight 182, children of air india, won the Canadian Authors Association Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Prize. Trained as a lawyer, Saklikar is a mentor and instructor for SFU’s writing and publishing program, as well as the city of Sur...
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Title:Children Of Air India: Un/authorized Exhibits And InterjectionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889712875

ISBN - 13:9780889712874

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"The poems are based on -- and contain excerpts from -- actual records and the resulting work is artistically haunting and unsettling to read, as if the reader is privy to very private material."
-The Peak