Bramah and the Beggar Boy — with Renée Sarojini Saklikar

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Writer and poet, Renée Sarojini Saklikar joins Am Johal on this episode of Below the Radar to talk about her latest work, Bramah and The Beggar Boy, first in a series, THOT J BAP (The Heart Of This Journey Bears All Patterns). In this episode, Renée reads passages from her new story and discusses the act of writing as a woman of colour, her creative process, and how writing can be a form of survival and resistance. Her book is an epic poem and story which was an amazing 10-year undertaking, describing a future dealing with climate change and a viral bio-contagion. Bramah, a locksmith, part human and part goddess, is part of the poet’s “life-long project of unlocking and unbinding, of challenging the primacy of borders, the formal, the political and the self-imposed.” More details about Renée’s new book and her previous books can be found in the resources below. Full episode details: https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/episodes/151-renee-sarojini-saklikar.html Read the transcript: https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/transcripts/151-renee-sarojini-saklikar.html Resources: — Bramah and The Beggar Boy: https://harbourpublishing.com/products/9780889714021 — children of air india: un/authorized exhibits and interjections: https://harbourpublishing.com/collections/renee-sarojini-saklikar/products/9780889712874 — Listening to the Bees: https://harbourpublishing.com/collections/renee-sarojini-saklikar/products/9780889713468 — SFU’s Writer Studio: https://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/programs/the-writers-studio-creative-writing-certificate.html — Air India Redacted: https://summit.sfu.ca/item/20083 — THOT J BAP: https://thotjbap.com Bio: Renée Sarojini Saklikar is a poet and lawyer who lives in Vancouver. She is the author of the ground-breaking poetry book, children of air india, about the bombing of Air India Flight 182 which won the Canadian Authors Association Poetry Prize and is the co-author, with Dr. Mark Winston, of the poetry and essay collection, Listening to the Bees, winner of the 2019 Gold Medal Independent Publishers Book Award, Environment/Ecology. She is the curator of the poetry reading series Lunch Poems at SFU and in 2021 curated Vancouver’s first free Poetry Phone, 1-833-POEMS-4-U. Renée Sarojini is an instructor for SFU and VCC and was the first poet laureate for the City of Surrey, (2015-2018). Her work has been adapted for opera, visual art and dance. Her epic fantasy series in verse, THOT J BAP: The Heart Of This Journey Bears All Patterns, is about a female hero battling to save a planet ravaged by climate change, launched in 2021.

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