Short feature in BC Booklook: Dulai’s migrant ship

Photo by BC Look Book.

Photo by BC Booklook.

Recently BC Booklook met up with me at the Komagata Maru Memorial on Vancouver’s seawall to discuss my upcoming book, dream/arteries.

After a long gestation period, Phinder Dulai’s third book of poetry examines the infamous Komagata Maru “incident” in the Vancouver harbour, a subject that has been percolating with him since his early twenties. dream/arteries (Talonbooks $16.95) connects the stories of other New World migrants who had previously sailed aboard the ship with the heart-breaking story of the Komagata Maru passengers in 1914when 376 Sikh, Muslim, and Hindu would-be immigrants travelled from Punjab, India, but were refused entry at Vancouver, even though all passengers were British subjects, due to Canada’s racist exclusion laws of the time.

Check out the full feature on the BC Booklook website.


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