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Tanya Roach recommends Life Among the Qallunaat by Mini Aodla Freeman

In recognition of Indigenous Book Club Month, every day in June an Indigenous writer recommended a book they love by a First Nations, Métis or Inuit author from Canada.
Life Among the Qallunaat is Tanya Roach's recommendation for Indigenous Book Club Month. (Tanya Roach/University of Manitoba Press)

June was Indigenous Book Club Month. Every day in June, CBC Books published a recommendation from an Indigenous writer for a book by another Indigenous author.

Tanya Roach recommends Life Among the Qallunaat by Mini Aodla Freeman.

"Life Among the Qallunaat is a book about Mini Aodla Freeman's journey from her small hometown to a big city for a job. The cultural transition from traditional Inuit lifestyle to modernized cities was interesting, humorous, difficult and downright honest. Her perspectives on city culture and lifestyle offer a glimpse into where humans have devolved and progressed through the eyes of an Inuk that knows a supernatural way of living. She tells her story with gentleness, honesty, humour and a love common to all people."

Tanya Roach is an award-winning writer from Yellowknife. Her piece "Larga Love" won the 2016 Sally Manning Award. She was also a contributor to the spring 2017 issue of Write magazine and to the music video "You're Not Alone," which won a MARCOM Award in 2015.

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