SKU: 9781926886343

Waubgeshig Rice
Grade Levels:
Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education
Book Type:
Theytus Books Ltd.
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Legacy is the first novel by Waubgeshig Rice, whose collection of stories; Midnight Sweatlodge was the Gold Medal Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2012 for Adult Multicultural Fiction. Set in the 1990s, Legacy deals with violence against a young Indigenous woman and its lingering after-shocks on an Anishinaabe family in Ontario. Its themes of injustice, privilege and those denied it, reconciliation and revenge, are as timely as today's headlines. Waubgeshig Rice is a broadcast journalist and writer who lives in Ottawa. He grew up in Wasauksing, an Anishinaabe community on the shores of Georgian Bay. His articles, essays and columns have been published in national newspapers and magazines, and as a television journalist he has filed reports from across Canada. Told by various members of main character Eva's family, this contemporary novel begins in 1989 on the campus of the University of Toronto. Eva has just entered first-year university and lives in one of the school's downtown dorms. The tragedy that follows challenges readers to come to terms with First Nations in urban centres and institutions. Legacy deals with themes such as addiction, cultural teachings, healing, responsibility, justice, and relationships with raw honesty and truthfulness. An engaging read.

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