Book Review: Sufferance by Thomas King

I received an advance e-copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. Having recently read my first book by Thomas King (see my review of Indians on Vacation here), I thought I'd give his latest book a try too. While I knew before starting that Sufferance would be… Continue reading Book Review: Sufferance by Thomas King

Reading Indigenous Voices

In the face of generations of trauma and the systemic racism evidenced by the discovery of 215 children's bodies being found on the grounds of a Canadian residential school, putting together a list of books to read seems pretty weak. Yet, it's somewhere to start. Pondering the value of offering this list, I came up… Continue reading Reading Indigenous Voices

Book Review: Indians on Vacation by Thomas King

Indians on Vacation - Thomas King (Harper Collins Publisher, 2020) Blackbird Mavrias, better known as Bird, and his wife Mimi Bull Shield are on vacation. Residents of Guelph (it's in Ontario, Canada), they have spent recent years travelling through Europe, sightseeing and exploring as tourists. They are ostensibly tracing the path of Mimi's Uncle, who… Continue reading Book Review: Indians on Vacation by Thomas King

Book Review: The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

The Marrow Thieves - Cherie Dimaline (Dancing Cat Books, 2017) Frenchie is barely a teenager when he is separated from his brother and left to fend for himself, running from The Recruiters. His father disappeared years earlier and his mother is gone. Frenchie meets up with a group of other travellers, a ragtag gang ranging… Continue reading Book Review: The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Book Review: Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Van Camp

Moccasin Square Gardens - Richard Van Camp (Douglas & McIntyre, 2019) The words that come to mind when I think about this collection of short stories are "delightfully weird". Aliens, small towns, Indigenous politics, and aliens. I really don't know what to compare this to because I don't think I've ever read a collection quite… Continue reading Book Review: Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Van Camp

Book Review: The Education of Augie Merasty by Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter

The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir - Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter (University of Regina Press, 2015) With the advent of the Truth and Reconciliation Project in Canada, there has been an increase in stories being told about residential schools. Some of these are oral, some have been written down. There… Continue reading Book Review: The Education of Augie Merasty by Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter