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My Conversations with Canadians

A collection of essays by Lee Maracle, reflecting on her experience as a Canadian, First Nations leader, mother and grandmother.

Lee Maracle

On her first book tour at the age of 26, Lee Maracle was asked a question from the audience, one she couldn't possibly answer at that moment. But she has been thinking about it ever since. As time has passed, she has been asked countless similar questions, all of them too big to answer, but not too large to contemplate. These questions, which touch upon subjects such as citizenship, segregation, labour, law, prejudice and reconciliation (to name a few), are the heart of My Conversations with Canadians.

In prose essays that are both conversational and direct, Maracle seeks not to provide any answers to these questions she has lived with for so long. Rather, she thinks through each one using a multitude of experiences she's had as a Canadian, a First Nations leader, a woman and mother and grandmother over the course of her life. Lee Maracle's My Conversations with Canadians presents a tour de force exploration into the writer's own history and a re-imagining of the future of our nation. (From BookThug)

Interviews

The groundbreaking indigenous writer on why Chekhov is her favourite writer, why Anna Karenina is a "magnificent" character, and more. 7:10
First Nations poet Lee Maracle 7:30

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