Archive: George Elliott Clarke On His Book "George and Rue"

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George Elliott Clarke explores violence, racism and poverty in the Maritimes in the 1940s in his book, "George and Rue". It is a part fiction, part fact story based on a real event; that of his two cousins who were executed for murdering a cab driver. Apart from the book, Elliott Clarke says that black history has very little presence in Canadian history books. He also comments on his involvement with trying to get "To Kill A Mockingbird" replaced in the school curriculum with a book by an African writer who would have a different take on racism. (Originally aired February 2005)
Aired:
Feb 03, 2005
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