This Talk will involve the delivery of a ‘rap’ on the Harper Government as mirroring U.S. Republican Party policies and tactics. It will include a discussion of ways to make opposition to government more effective rhetorically.

George Elliott Clarke, O.C., O.N.S., is a lauded poet and writer. He is also a pioneering scholar of African-Canadian literature, serving currently as the E.J. Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto.

George Recommends:

* An Introduction to the Introduction to Wang Wei by Pain Not Bread (Roo Borson, Kim Maltman, Andy Patton), Brick Books, 1999. The intersection of politics, poetry, social relations, and nature observation is beautiful, truly humanistic.
* Battle of Algiers (1966), an Italian cinema verite recreation of the struggle of Algerians to be free of French colonialism/imperialism, 1958-62. The film is a great testament to human desire for liberty. Drink Punt e Mes while watching….

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