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Bramah and the Beggar Boy: Book Launch with Renée Sarojini Saklikar
July 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
Join us for the virtual book launch for Bramah and The Beggar Boy, Renee Sarojini Saklikar’s epic fantasy in verse.
About the Book:
One afternoon, in an old house in an abandoned village on the outskirts of Perimeter, in the place they call Pacifica, Bramah and the beggar boy find fragments of an ancient text in an oak box. Hunched over scraps of parchment and broken computer disks, they blow the dust off a cover, and so our story begins.
Like James Merrill’s The Changing Light at Sandover, or Dionne Brand’s The Blue Clerk, Renee Sarojini Saklikar’s Bramah and the Beggar Boy is intellectually, geographically, and temporally wide-ranging: ambitious, and epic in scope. This is a poet’s generous and attenuated invitation to her readers to join her in a life-long project of unlocking and unbinding, of challenging the primacy of borders, the formal, the political and the self-imposed. Her themes are serious and sweeping but she also accommodates, as do all the best subversives, moments of wry humour, and the scandalous thrills of gossip. Bramah and the Beggar Boy is a journey of rare and rewarding discovery. The portal is deep. The portal is open. Take a deep breath. Jump.
Purchase a copy of Bramah and the Beggar Boy through Massy Books! Purchase here.
How to Attend:
This event will be delivered through Zoom webinar. Register through the link: https://bit.ly/3AJ04ej