Wab Kinew

Wab Kinew is a Canadian politician and writer.
Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew, photographed on Nov. 15, 2017. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

Wab Kinew is the leader of Manitoba's New Democratic Party. Prior to his career in politics, Kinew was a hip hop musician and broadcaster, hosting the CBC series 8th Fire and Canada Reads in 2015. As a panellist on CBC's battle of the books, Kinew won the 2014 edition for his defence of Joseph Boyden's The Orenda.

Kinew is the author of two books: The Reason You Walka memoir about mending his relationship with his father before his death, and Go Show the Worlda children's picture book about Indigenous heroes throughout history.

Go Show the World is on the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award shortlist for young people's literature — illustrated books. Kinew lives in Winnipeg.

Books by Wab Kinew


Writer, musician and politician Wab Kinew talks about his new children's book Go Show The World, which introduces a whole new generation of kids to some of North America's Indigenous trailblazers.