A Mind Spread Out On The Ground is a series of related essays that form a story of pain, depression, trauma, racism and colonialism retold from Alicia Elliott's (Tuscarora) experiences. It reflects on the physical impact of oppression on the body, of loss of language, stress levels and health.This book covers contemporary issues in a humorous, yet poignant way leaving the reader pondering on these profound reflections. There is wide praise for this must read book: It is a new lens on Indigenous Canadian literature (Terese Marie Mailhot); It will be on 'best of' list (Vivek Shraya);'A Mind Spread Out On The Ground' is poetic, honest, we need this voice (Tanya Talaga). This book is also praised for being incisive, insightful, vital medicine, fiercely intelligent, brave, original and has alchemy and rock star brilliance. It certainly delivers this.