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


Spiderman widens his web

September 07th, 2017

Taking its title from a body of work by Sonny Assu, depicting Spiderman in a traditional Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw style, When Raven Became Spider was a contemporary art exhibition at the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina curated by Vancouver-based Gitxaala/British artist and writer Leena Minifie.

The subsequent book  When Raven Became Spider (ARP $14.95) documents that exhibition and also extends Minifie’s research into supernatural characters in Indigenous art and modern comic superheroes.

There are commissioned artwork by Jolene Yazzie, essays by Indigenous scholars and contributions by Jennifer Matotek (Foreword), Antonio R. Chavarria, Dr. Lee Francis IV, Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée, Joi T. Arcand, Sonny Assu, Julianne Herney, Shaun Beyale, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Jeffrey Veregge.


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