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Bawaajigan : stories of power, edited and with introduction and afterword by Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler, Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith

Label
Bawaajigan : stories of power
Title
Bawaajigan
Title remainder
stories of power
Statement of responsibility
edited and with introduction and afterword by Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler, Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dreams play a powerful role in Indigenous culture, serving as warning, insight, guidance, solace, or hope. Bawaajigan {u2013} an Anishinaabemowin word for dream or vision {u2013} is a collection of powerful literary short fiction by Indigenous writers from across Turtle Island. Stories about the connection between the spirit world and everyday life and the rest of the cosmos; urban-fantasy and high-fantasy worlds; alternative histories, and alternative realities; brushes with the supernatural, the prophetic, the hallucinatory, and the surreal. Among these themes we find stories ranging from the gritty, the gothic, the comedic, and the heart-wrenchingly tragic:{u2008} a tale about the state of sleep-deprivation that conjures an uncertainty as to where dream ends and reality begins; the ominous tension of television static that conjures a certainty of something terrible about to happen; encounters with spirit guides, and spirit enemies; confrontations with ghosts haunting residential school hallways, and ghosts looking on from the afterlife; and with concepts based on Ouija boards, bead-dreamers, Haudenosaunee wizards, talking eagles, giant snakes, sacred white buffalo calves, spider{u2019}s silk, a burnt and blood-stained diary, longings for what could-have-been, worm holes fallen through reality, poppy-induced deliriums, imaginary friends, and knowledge revealed. Unifying everything: these are stories about the strength and power of dreams
Cataloging source
NLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Adler, Nathan Niigan Noodin
  • Smith, Christine Miskonoodinkwe
Series statement
Exile book of anthology series
Series volume
number eighteen
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  • Dreams
  • Canadian literature
Label
Bawaajigan : stories of power, edited and with introduction and afterword by Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler, Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith
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Publication
Note
Call # FIC
Control code
on1099568721
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 254 pages
Isbn
9781550968415
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Label
Bawaajigan : stories of power, edited and with introduction and afterword by Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler, Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith
Publication
Note
Call # FIC
Control code
on1099568721
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 254 pages
Isbn
9781550968415
Isbn Type
(softcover)

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