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Session 2: Indigenous Reads

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Leanne Betasamosake Simpson - This Accident of Being Lost (2017) [book], F(l)ight (2016) [album]

What
  • Book club
When Nov 25, 2019
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Room 4008, KG IV
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This visionary collection builds upon Simpson's powerful use of the fragment as a tool for intervention in her critically acclaimed collection Islands of Decolonial Love. Provocateur and poet, she continually rebirths a decolonized reality, one that circles in and out of time and resists dominant narratives or comfortable categorization. A crow watches over a deer addicted to road salt; Lake Ontario floods Toronto to remake the world while texting "ARE THEY GETTING IT?"; lovers visit the last remaining corner of the boreal forest; three comrades guerrilla-tap maples in an upper middle-class neighbourhood; and Kwe gets her firearms license in rural Ontario. Blending elements of Nishnaabeg storytelling, science fiction, contemporary realism, and the lyric voice, This Accident of Being Lost burns with a quiet intensity, like a campfire in your backyard, challenging you to reconsider the world you thought you knew. 

 

 

 

"F(l)ight" by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

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