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Paasteewitoon Kaapooskaysing Tageespichit

Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing in its original version: Cree

by (author) Tomson Highway

Publisher
Fifth House Books
Initial publish date
Nov 2010
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781897252802
    Publish Date
    Nov 2010
    List Price
    $16.95

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Presented in the original Cree text!

First published in English, with several major awards and nominations:

Nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

Dora Mavor Moore Award winner, 1989

Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award winner, 1990

Paasteewitoon Kaapooskaysing Tageespichit (Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing) tells another story of the mythical Wasaychigan Hill Indian Reserve, also the setting for Tomson Highway's award winning play The Rez Sisters. In The Rez Sisters the focus was on seven Wasy" women and the game of bingo, Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing features seven "Wasy" men and the game of hockey. It is a fast-paced story of tragedy, comedy, and hope.

About the author

Tomson Highway
Tomson Highway was born near Maria Lake, Manitoba in 1951. Living a nomadic lifestyle with no access to books, television or radio, Highway’s parents would tell their children stories, kindling Highway’s life-long interest in the oral tradition of storytelling.

Tomson Highway is widely recognized for his tremendous contribution to the development of Aboriginal theatre in both Canada and around the world.

In 1994, he was inducted into the Order of Canada, the first Aboriginal writer to be so honoured.

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