Not okay

Non-binary jaye simpson (left) describes the trauma of being told they were a boy in their debut poetry collection, “it was never going to be okay.” FULL STORY

Bose’s new novella

February 20th, 2020

B is for Bose
Chris Bose, a member of theNlaka’pamux/Secwepemc Nations, has published N’shaytkin (battery opera books, unpriced).  N’shaytkin means “a relation that has passed on, or those that came before us” in the language of the Nlaka’pamux. Bose uses faux-memoir, film-script and storyboards as well as maps, pictograms, and drawings that he created with his daughter Jayda, to explore the failure of a mine tailings dam in the B.C. interior from five perspectives. Set in and around a remote reserve called Kkemci’n, outside Spences Bridge, the narrative underscores issues such as the impact of colonialism, environmental disaster, and indigenous mythology. Throughout this novella, Bose’s subtle humour and introspection animate the stories and bring the characters to life. Bose’s last book, a collection of poems, was A Moon Made of Copper (Kegedonce 2014). 978-0-9950442-1-0

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