My Conversations With Canadians is the book that "Canada150" needs.
Harkening back to her first book tour at the age of 26 (for the autobiographical novel Bobbi Lee: Indian Rebel), and touching down upon a multitude of experiences she's had as a Canadian, a First Nations leader, a woman and mother and grandmother over the course of her life, Lee Maracle's My Conversations with Canadians presents a tour de force exploration into the writer's own history and a re-imagining of the future of our nation.
In this latest addition to BookThug's Essais Series (edited by poet Julie Joosten), Maracle's writing works to engage readers in thinking about the threads that keep Canadians tied together as a nation—and also, at times, threaten to pull us apart—so that the sense of sovereignty and nationhood that she feels may be understood and even embraced by Canadians.
Praise for Lee Maracle:
"The topics she covers, the approaches she employs, and the strength of her language highlight the reasons the author has been a driving force in Canadian aboriginal culture for decades." —Quill and Quire
"[A]t this fertile moment for change in the relationship between Canada's indigenous and nonindigenous peoples, Lee Maracle's new collection of oratories… takes on even greater significance." —The Georgia Straight