The Re-Read: The Meeting Point by Austin Clarke
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In partnership with Writers’ Trust of Canada, we have created a series of dialogues exploring the last 75 years of writing in Canada. Each session brings you a contemporary writer in conversation with an important work of fiction or theatre that has offered a key moment of definition, change or challenge. Together, we get to ask questions around how major books can help shape and evolve deeper understandings of our culture.
This session covers The Meeting Point by Austin Clarke. Published in 1970, this novel forms a foundational early portrayal of anti-black racism in Canada, depicting the life of Caribbean immigrants in Toronto during the 1950s and 60s.
Presenter: Olive Senior
Moderator: Hal Wake