Afghani flight to freedom

Shahnaz Qayumi (left) writes about the aftermath of the Russian withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989 and details life under Taliban rule for young readers in her latest novel.FULL STORY

 

Injun-newity

February 04th, 2016

Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer currently completing his Ph.D at Simon Fraser University, where his studies focus on digital humanities and indigenous poetics. His follow-up to last year’s Un/inhabited will be a long poem, Injun (Talonbooks $16.95), to be comprised of ‘found text’ from western novels of the pulp fiction genre published between 1840 and 1950. By gathering all sentences with the word “injun” embedded, retrieved using the ‘Find’ function, Abel seeks to destabilize the colonial concept of the “Indian” as it was allowed to grow in the ‘western’ world of the so-called western world. 978-0-88922-977-8

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