Spells, Wishes, and the Talking Dead Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781772015126
Pages: 85
Pub. Date: May 31 2023
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.5"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Categories
Poetry / POE024000

  • POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Political & Protest
  • POETRY / Canadian
  • POETRY / Women Authors
  • HISTORY / Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / American / Native American Studies
  • LAW / Indigenous Law
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Indigenous
  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Canadian
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Playwriting
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalypti

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Spells, Wishes, and the Talking Dead
ᒪᒪᐦᑖᐃᐧᓯᐃᐧᐣ ᐸᑯᓭᔨᒧᐤ ᓂᑭᐦᒋ ᐋᓂᐢᑯᑖᐹᐣ mamahtâwisiwin, pakosêyimow, nikihci-âniskotâpân
By Wanda John-Kehewin

A brilliant collection weaving history, personal experience, and Indigenous resilience

Spells, Wishes, and the Talking Dead: ᒪᒪᐦᑖᐃᐧᓯᐃᐧᐣ ᐸᑯᓭᔨᒧᐤ ᓂᑭᐦᒋ ᐋᓂᐢᑯᑖᐹᐣ mamahtâwisiwin, pakosêyimow, nikihci-âniskotâpân is a wonder. With inspiring defiance, John-Kehewin plays with form, space, and language, demonstrating which magics cannot be suppressed. Here is an unflinching look at colonialism’s sickening trail: its ongoingdetriment to the safety and mental health of Indigenous people, its theft of language, and its intergenerational harms. But here also is the unrelenting power of resistance, and the great strength in truth. Wanda John-Kehewin “stands in her truth” so that other survivors may stand in theirs.