The Decolonizing Poetics of Indigenous Literature uncovers residues of ancestral languages found in Indigenous uses of English. Mareike Neuhaus shows how these remainders ground a reading strategy that enables us to approach Indigenous texts as literature, with its own discursive and rhetorical traditions that underpin its cultural and historical contexts. "Reading this book has reminded me what the best of literary and cultural criticism can and should do: to surprise and delight with insightful commentary and convincing arguments whose implications are, potentially, paradigm-shifting." Sophie McCall
"Breaks new critical ground in the understanding of Indigenous literatures. This book will appeal to a wide range of readers." Paul DePasquale
Mareike Neuhaus is an independent scholar specializing in North American Indigenous literatures and Canadian literature.