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Strong writing about an important topic by several recognized Canadian authors From Essential Reading Wishing by Literary Mama staffEditor in Chief Maria Scala writes One of my wishes at the start of this year is that eople read the anthology Kwe Standing with Our Sisters edited by Joseph Boyden Kwe means woman in Ojibwe and specifically it means life giver or life carrier in Anishinaabemowin the Ojibwe language This book which includes writing from Sherman Alexie Margaret Atwood Lorna Crozier Gord Downie Tanya Taga Gillis Lee Maracle Yann Martel and Michael Ondaatje is a call for action regarding the revalence of violence towards First Nations women in Canada These Aboriginal women are three times likely to face violent attack and murder than any other of their gender As Boyden writes in his introduction Hey boys what are we to do Hey men why don t we uestion this sickness that beats inside too many of us Shall we healthier ones spend our lives staring not knowing what to do just stand and look at our shoes or touch our faces and ask for forgiveness for horrors we feel no art of Literary Mama s full Essential Reading Pirateship Down (Sentinels of New Orleans post can be found here Really I should give it 5 stars for the topic something we all need to think about and talk about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls The book should also get 5 stars for the collection ofoems and short stories I don t normally read either and I enjoyed many of them And what a collection of authors I gave 4 stars as I found it hard to get into the stories I don t have enough time to connect with the characters so I lose interest The stories did make me think about this deep dark stain on my country Wonderful collection supporting an important cause What an amazing collection of writing from the opening essay by Joseph Boyden to John Ralston Saul s closing The Sand-Reckoner piece A journey of essays fictionoetry from some of my favourite writers and others until no. Driven by deep frustration anger and sorrow in the wake of yet another violent assault upon a First Nations woman in November 2014 dozens of acclaimed writers and artists have come together to add their voices to a call for action addressing the deep rooted and horrific crimes that continue to fester in our countryKwe means woman in Ojibwe More specifically kwe means life giver or life.

W unknown to meWe have begun several conversations now in Canada about sexual assault and abuse We cannot falter We cannot allow things to return to the Aztlan previous normal The government response that this is not sociological is just wrong This hadotential and some of the entries were emotionally owerful However not only did it feel like the anthology was ut together too uickly and seemed rather unpolished but it also could have used Indigenous contributions as arguably some of the submissions from non Indigenous writers really had nothing to do with the actual theme of the book I really want to rate this collection high and sing its Paris Encore (Zion Covenant, praises but the fact is that it s not a great collection With the support of Amnesty International s No More a Stolen Sisters campaign Boyden created a collection that could make visible the thousands of missing and murdered aboriginal women Yeah great However the result is a best described through a summery of one mini essay I got an email from my friend Boyden This is what I was thinking about race in the US that night And aboriginal women are missing too Many of the contributions didn t talk about First Nationseople or women It was hard to get the Boyfriends from Hell point of the collection when each writer seemed like they d be the exception to the rule of writing about missing and murdered aboriginal women There were some standouts in the collection that I went back to read after I realized that the collection was better understood as individualarts then a cohesive whole In Battered Not Broken particular enjoyed Pearl and the Storytellers Academy by Marilyn BoweringHe has always been coming towards her and she towards him just as soon as they are finished with whatever it is they think they have to doChasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden TaylorOne of the first rules of storytelling sometimes a story can be interpreted several different ways Those are the most interesting kind of storiesRivered by Warren. Carrier in Anishinaabemowin the Ojibwe language It is aure word one that speaks What Ive Become (The Humanity Within Book 1) powerfully of women’slace at the heart of all our First NationsThese women who bring light and life to our world are in eril Aboriginal women in our country are three times likely to face violent attack and murder than any other of their gender We must take concrete steps to stop this and we must do.


CariouA True Story by Kyo MaclearHowever I didn t feel like I learnt enough from the this collection to remember it in my teaching nor was I entertained enough to recommend it to other readers Which is too bad This is a great collection of writing but some of the contributions really had nothing to do with the theme of the book which disappointed me If everyone s contributions were relevant to the theme this book could have been so much owerful But there were some very UML Weekend Crash Course [With CDROM] powerful contributions that were very relevant and all in all this was a collection of great writing by some very talented writers for an important cause Decent anthology but it feels like it wasieced together too uickly Not a hefty book in terms of Steampunk Erotica pages but deep thoughtrovoking rich in diversity a compendium to keep nearby and Poker Slave pick up again oneoem section of rose vignette one thought story or image at a timeOne of the first rules of storytelling sometimes a story can be interpreted several different ways Those are the most interesting kind of stories This ending in Drew Hayden Taylor s brief excerpt from his novel in rogress Chasing Painted Horses summarizes well the reading experience of this wide ranging collection of texts compiled by Joseph Boyden More than fifty writers from different walks of Canadian life have contributed including well known and outspoken authors such as Margaret Atwood or John Ralston Saul and many First Nation authors from across the Canadian lands The texts and Indulge (Warm Delicacy, poems touch on many aspects of women s and men s lives and experiences somerecise and concrete others using symbolism and imagery The Anishnaabe word Kwe in its rich and encompassing meaning of woman as the life giver and carer is direct or indirectly resent in all selected texts As I said at the outset a rich collection of Canadian writing that deserves to read and reflected upon than once and will hopefully lead to awareness and engagemen. It nowA nation is only as good is only as strong as how it treats its most vulnerable and those of us in danger This book is a call to action It’s sometimes a whisper sometimes a scream but we speak our words as one when we demand justice for our than 1200 murdered and missing Indigenous women After all they are our mothers our daughters our nieces our aunties our sisters our friend.

Joseph Boyden is a Canadian novelist and short story writerHe grew up in Willowdale North York Ontario and attended the Jesuit run Brebeuf College School Boyden's father Raymond Wilfrid Boyden was a medical officer renowned for his bravery who was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and was the highest decorated medical officer of World War IIBoyden of Irish Scottish and Métis heritage