Pages: 320 Size: 6x9
Illustrations: 5 black and white photographs
On June 23, 1985, the bombing of Air India Flight 182 killed 329 people, most of them Canadians. Today this pivotal event in Canada’s history is hazily remembered, yet certain interests have shaped how the tragedy is woven into public memory, and even exploited to advance a pernicious national narrative. Remembering Air India insists that we "remember Air India otherwise." This collection investigates the Air India bombing and its implications for current debates about racism, terrorism, and citizenship. Drawing together academic analysis, testimony, and creative writing, this innovative volume tenders a new public record of the bombing, one that insists on how important creative responses are for deepening our understanding of the event and its aftermath.