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nîtisânak
By (author): Jas Morgan
Jas Morgan

Imprint:

Metonymy Press

ISBN:

9780994047175

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Sep 30, 2018
$19.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8in x 5.25 x 0.5 in | 0.52 lb

Page Count:

200 pages

Illustrations:

7 illustrations
Metonymy Press
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
 
Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Biography/Memoir 2019, Short-listed The Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers 2019, Winner Indigenous Voices Award 2019, Short-listed

Jas M. Morgan's nîtisânak honours blood and chosen kin with equal care. A groundbreaking memoir spanning nations, prairie punk scenes, and queer love stories, it is woven around grief over the loss of their mother. It also explores despair and healing through community and family, and being torn apart by the same. Using cyclical narrative techniques and drawing on their Cree, Saulteaux, and Métis ancestral teachings, this work offers a compelling perspective on the connections that must be broken and the ones that heal.

Winner of the 2019 Quebec Writers' Federation Concordia University First Book Prize

Jas M. Morgan is a Toronto-based Cree-Métis-Saulteaux assistant professor in X University's Department of English. They previously held the position of Editor-at-Large for Canadian Art, served as the Arts and Literary Summit programmer for MagNet 2019, and edited mâmawi-âcimowak, an independent art, art criticism, and literature journal. Their writing has appeared in The Walrus, Malahat Review, Room, GUTS, esse, Teen Vogue, CV2/Prairie Fire, The New Inquiry and other publications.

"Razor-sharp critique and heartbreaking empathy are often juxtaposed throughout the book, creating the sort of nuanced cultural commentary that has been missing from Canada's publishing landscape." --Alicia Elliott, Montreal Review of Books

"nîtisânak is wildly interesting, thoughtful, and tender, but also utterly uncompromising." --Jessie Loyer, The Capilano Review

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