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Overview

Drawing on a wide range of Indigenous cultures and artistic traditions from Canada, the United States, Australia and Aotearoa - New Zealand, skins is an exciting new addition to Indigenous literature in print. Among celebrated names like Maria Campbell (Halfbreed), Alootook Ipellie (Arctic Dreams and Nightmares), Sally Morgan (My Place), Patricia Grace (Potiki), Sherman Alexie (Smoke Signals), Linda Hogan (Seeing through the Sun and Mean Spirit), Thomas King (Green Grass, Running Water), Louise Erdrich (Tracks) and Witi Ihimaera (Bulibasha), skins also presents some of the brightest emerging Indigenous talent from around the world. These writers have given us classic works and daring innovation; they are marking out new trails for the writers who will follow. And, as these pages show, they are producing some of the most inspiring beautiful and provocative writing anywhere.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780969712060
  • Publisher: Kegedonce Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 177
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm is an Anishnaabe writer of mixed descent from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation on the Saugeen Peninsula in south western Ontario. Her writing has been published in anthologies, journals, and magazines in North America, Aotearoa, Australia and Germany. Kateri is currently working on a CD of spoken word poetry with a group of international Indigenous musicians and friends. Josie Douglas is of Wardaman descent: her grandmother's country is just south of Katherine in Australia's Northern Territory. Josie has worked in the publishing industry for seven years, and has spoken throughout Australia on Indigenous literature and publishing. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Australian Studies) from the University of South Australia and currently lives in Alice Springs with ther partner and children.

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Table of Contents

Preface
We Remain, Forever
Mirrored Images
Dah Teef 3
Love Triangle 13
Borders 22
Mermaids 33
The Farm 47
Fancy Dog Contest 57
The Hungry One 65
Grandpa Kapshaw's Ghost 73
Dora-Rouge's bones 79
Who Took the Children Away? 93
Night Games 97
let me tell you what I want 105
The Letter 108
Tired Sailor 111
The Serpent's Covenant 115
It Used to be Green Once 125
Ngati Kangaru 131
Charlie the Dreaded 145
Life As It Really Is 153
Wairua is designed to flow in a Koru style 161
Contributors 173
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