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Poetry Canadian


by (author) Sharanpal Ruprai

Frontenac House Ltd.
Initial publish date
Aug 2014
Canadian, LGBT, Women Authors
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    Aug 2014
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Seva by Sharanpal Ruprai is a poetic journey into the life of a Sikh girl; the narrative, through unique perspectives about culture, gender and ritual, enters a world that is usually inaccessible.

About the author

Sharanpal Ruprai is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg and is currently teacheing grades seven and eight in the city. Her work has appeared in Prairie Fire?s special issue entitled Race Poetry, Eh? She is one of three organizers of the monthly reading and open-mike series, "Speaking Crow." She is also on the Board of Directors of .

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  • Short-listed, Stephan G. Stephansson Award

Editorial Reviews

There is much to be learned and appreciated in this project. Sikh culture and mores unfold in a poetic narrative that both entices and educates. Arrangement of the words on the page and the Sikh words complement the telling. Clear images. Consistent mode of foreboding. - Barb Carter I think it's wonderful. I found it powerful and a way into a secret world. I laughed and wept. It's beautiful. I can't wait to talk about it - on and off the air.
-- Shelagh Rogers, Host of The Next Chapter CBC Radio

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