A thoroughly creative and heartfelt work…
Sankarsingh explores politics, racism, colonialism, love, and life in general in his biting debut. The book is divided into six sections and each part differs in scope and subject with loss and melancholy bridging the poems. “The Slave’s Lament,” a poem dedicated to George Floyd, affectingly explores the sinister and blatant racially charged interaction that transpired in the public eye and sent Floyd to his death. “Indentured” explores the abolishment of Slavery inspiring a new type of ownership with British colonial empire luring the common man with promise of a good life in Caribbean. “An Inevitable Meeting” examines the inevitable nature of death whereas “The Broken Heart” charts the devastating lows of a wounded heart after a romantic relationship comes to an end. Combining poetry and contemporary black and white illustrations, Sankarsingh skillfully captures the urgency of his subject matter. This brilliant collection is a must-read.
A Sliver of a Chance
Insights and Observations of a Canadian Immigrant
By Brian Sankarsingh
Pub date October 14, 2020
Price $14.99 (USD) paperback, $30 Hardcover, $6.20 Paperback