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George Elliott Clarke Reviews Fraser Sutherland

By Tightrope Books | February 6th, 2008 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

From The Chronicle Herald:

Sutherland’s Manual for Emigrants is boldly, but beautifully political: the old-stock Scottish Canuck attempts to imagine for himself the experiences —’Old World’ and ‘landed’ — of ‘new’ Canadians, but also the attitudes — sometimes vicious — of their hosts and new (if unwilling) compatriots…

The multicultural openness of Sutherland’s verse is accented by Oleg Lipchenko’s whimsical drawings. This fine book clarifies who we are and who we may — with loving charity — become.”

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