Tag: Canadian

Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis

“Fifteen Dogs” by André Alexis
Publication date: April 1, 2015
Publisher: Coach House Books
Pages: 171
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

One thing that I love about taking literature courses is being assigned readings that are also on my TBR list. Though the professor gave us a little over a week to read the book, I finished it in two days. André Alexis was able to captivate me immediately within the first few pages of his novel Fifteen DogsIt won numerous prizes such as the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2015 and was recently named the winner of the 2017 edition of Canada Reads.

Kwe: Standing With Our Sisters edited by Joseph Boyden

“Kwe: Standing With Our Sisters” edited by Joseph Boyden
Publication date: December 16, 2014
Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada
Pages: 127
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Every year on June 21, we celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. It’s a day to recognise, and celebrate the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Indigenous peoples in Canada. Though it’s an important part of our heritage, most Canadians don’t seem to know enough about the Indigenous peoples living on this land, their communities, history and reality today. Somehow, it’s not a popular and common interest.