This Accident of Being Lost: Songs and Stories

This Accident of Being Lost: Songs and Stories

by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781487001278
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Leanne Simpson is the author of three books: Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back, The Gift Is In the Making, and Islands of Decolonial Love, and the editor of Lighting the Eighth Fire, This Is An Honour Song (with Kiera Ladner), and The Winter We Danced: Voice from the Past, the Future, and the Idle No More Movement (Kino-nda-niimi collective). Leanne holds a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba and has lectured at universities across Canada. She is of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry and a member of Alderville First Nation.

Table of Contents

I Rebellion is on her way

Under your always light 3

Plight 5

To the oldest tree in the world 9

22.5 Minutes 11

Song for dealers 19

Coffee 21

I am graffiti 25

Doing the Right Thing 27

Caribou ghosts & untold stories 33

Brown Against Blue 35

II A witness on unkept-promise land

Constellation 41

Seeing Through the End of the World 43

Travel to me now 47

Akiden Boreal 49

This accident of being lost 55

Leaning In 57

A Few Good Reasons to Wear a Long Skirt 61

Road salt 63

Big Water 65

How to steal a canoe 69

III Stealing back red bodies

Minomiinikeshii sings 73

Circles Upon Circles 75

These two 79

Unsubstantiated Health Benefits 81

Tidy Bun 85

Selfie 91

Pretending Fearless 95

Airplane Mode 99

There are two thieves in this tent frame 105

Situation Update 107

Acknowledgements 119

Notes 121

About the Author 125

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