Iskooniguni Iskweewuk - The Rez Sisters (Cree)

Fifth House PublishersSKU: 9781897252529

Author:
Tomson Highway
Grade Levels:
Twelve, College, University
Nation:
Cree, Subarctic
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
127
Publisher:
Fifth House Publishers
Copyright Data:
2010

Price:
Sale price$16.95

Description

Iskooniguni Iskweewuk, The Rez Sisters written in Tomson Highway's first language, Cree. As Tomson explains in his Note on Dialect, in English, this edition is written in the TH dialect of Cree as spoken in northern Manitoba and northern Saskatchewan. The Rez Sisters, first published in 1988, has gone on to become an internationally critically acclaimed play, included in all major anthologies of Canadian literature world-wide. In honour of the play's 20th anniversary, this Cree version of the Rez Sisters is released by Fifth House. The Rez Sisters is the award-winning play by Cree playwright Tomson Highway. Set on the fictional Wasaychigan Hill Indian Reserve, the seven main characters try to beat the odds at the world's biggest bingo game. The play is a powerful portrayal of First Nation women in contemporary society and combines humour, tragedy and passion. The English edition is recommended for university/college level Native Literature courses.

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