Advanced Search

Add Best Comp

Add comparable title

Remove comparable title

LLP 2012 ebooks

Clerks of the Passage
By (author): Abou Farman
Abou Farman


Linda Leith Publishing - Montreal



Product Form:

Electronic book text
Electronic book text , EPUB


General Trade
Sep 12, 2012
$7.95 CAD


8in x 5 x 0.4 in

Page Count:

154 pages
Linda Leith Publishing
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
  • Short Description
Migration stories, says Abou Farman, are often told through the personal struggles and travails of the migrant, the great voyager figure of our most recent centuries, the harbinger of hybridity, the metaphor for risk, sacrifice, toil, abuse, inhumanity. And humanity.

The roots of this book are real and full of characters and heroic stories of the sort one might expect from migration tales, , evoking border crossings past and present.
In Abou Farman's hands the stories turn into a larger meditation on movement, conveyed with humour and a subtle irony. Clerks of the Passage takes us on a journey in the company of some strange and great migrants, from the 3.5 million year-old bipedal hominids of Laetoli, Tanzania, to an Iranian refugee who spent seventeen years in the transit lounge at Charles de Gaulle airport, from Xerxes to Milton to Revelations, from Columbus to Don Quixote to Godot.

Abou Farman is an anthropologist, writer and artist whose writing has appeared in numerous publications including Maisonneuve, The Utne Reader, The Globe and Mail and the National Post, garnering two Critic'd Desk Awards from Arc, Canada's national poetry magazine, and two Canadian National Magazine Award nominations. His film credits include screenwriter on Sound Barrier (Tribeca Film Festival) and Cut! (Venice Film Festival) and producer on Vegas: Based on a True Story (Venice Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival), all directed by Amir Naderi. As part of the duo Caraballo-Farman, he has exhibited installation and video art at the Tate Modern, UK, and PS1/MOMA, NY. Clerks of the Passage is his first book.

of 18

Forgotten Password

Please enter your email address and click submit. An email with instructions on resetting your password will be sent to you.

Forgotten Password

An email has been sent out with instructions for resetting your password.