Lone Ranger in Pakistan, 1986

“In the tradition of American Black poet Langston Hughes, who combined political militancy with artistic creativity, Julian Samuel’s original poetry represents a challenge to Canadian Literature. He speaks the idiom of hope, alienation, rage, and humanistic dignity. As in his films, the style here is to challenge conformity, to break with the mountain of lies and cultural distortions which comprise the contemporary bourgeois value system. Samuel’s work represents the cutting edge of cultural and social change.”

Manning Marable, Professor of Sociology, author, How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America.