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This marks Aboriginal Awareness Week in Canada. Celebrated annually, this week offers Canadians an opportunity to learn more about the history of Canada as well as Aboriginal culture today.
On May 24, Victoria’s Poet Laureate Janet Rogers will be presenting the results of her research into the Pauline Johnson Collection and NMAI, and sharing her inspirations at the Native Education College in Vancouver.
It is also as good a time as any to check out some of Talonbooks’ titles about First Nations’ subjects, including the following books:
A Guide to BC Indian Myth and Legend
Dead White Writer on the Floor
Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout
Gabriel Dumont Speaks
Indian Myths & Legends from the North Pacific Coast of America
Lasagna: The Man Behind the Mask
News: Postcards from the Four Directions
The Berlin Blues
The Edward Curtis Project: A Modern Picture Story
The Lil’wat World of Charlie Mack
The Pleasure of the Crown
The Porcupine Hunter and Other Stories
The Unnatural and Accidental Women
Tombs of the Vanishing Indian
Two Houses Half-Buried in Sand
Where the Blood Mixes
Write It on Your Heart: The Epic World of an Okanagan Storyteller
The holiday season is upon us, and perhaps you are considering giving the gift of a good book! Here are the most lovely and readable and immediately compelling books we have produced recently to help you in your quest. Order soon to have them delivered in the next couple of weeks! (And did you know that ours come nicely packaged?)Tuesday December 3, 2013 in Meta-Talon
by Chloë Filson
In a recent Meta-Talon article, “Reflections on Regionalism,” Megan Jones referred to the “quietly profound writers that dwell in far-off corners and dense urban hotbeds of this vast country.” This description points to one of the most important – or at least one of the most critically discussed – tensions in Canadian literature: urban vs. rural.Thursday November 28, 2013 in Meta-Talon
Tuesday November 26, 2013 in Meta-Talon
“With this magazine cover, I know it’s only a prototype, but with this cover, we decided to concentrate on the mole. This may look to you and me like an ordinary, and might I add rather famous, mole on a human face. Yet if we were to make that assumption, we would both be making a rather naive supposition.”
Candy blinked and stifled a yawn.
“Because,” roared F with wild eyes, nearly startling Candy out of her seat, “the mole is not a real mole at all!”
“Okay, Doc, I believe you. Just chill, okay.”
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