Praise for Renee Saklikar’s children of air india

Renée with students from Thompson River University, photo courtesy Tom Friedman

Many words of praise for Renée Sarojini Saklikar‘s children of air india following her highly successful Vancouver and New Westminster launches of the book, as well as a reading for English/Creative Writing students at Thompson River University (pictured).

“This poetry collection is beautiful, devastating, difficult and important. Difficult in terms of subject matter, but yet the narrative was so compelling, N herself leading the reader through so many lives and stories, plot and intrigue. Throughout, I needed to take short pauses because it all was a little too much, but then I’d pick the book right up again, the poetry accessible and fascinating, rich with history and voices.”—Kerry Clare, books editor at 49th Shelf and blogger at  read full review

“In this book, her first, facts meet fiction with devastating scenarios, such as what the plane ride was like: An eager boy in the back row awaits a tour of the cockpit; a mother tires of her demanding little son, dressed in OshKosh overalls.”—Marsha Lederman for the Globe and Mail  read full article

“Renée Sarojini Saklikar has a hankering for including gaps and interruptions in her work. And her new book of poetry,  children of air india: un/authorized exhibits and interjections, reflects this predilection.”—Charlie Smith for the Georgia Straight  read full article


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