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Poetry Marching for Sindy

by (author) Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau

translated by Susan Ouriou

Inanna Publications and Education, Inc.
Initial publish date
Jul 2024
Indigenous, Death, Mass Murder
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Dive into the powerful narrative of Poetry Marching for Sindy as Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau examines the haunting disappearance of Sindy Ruperhouse in 2014, a woman from the Abitibiwinni First Nation. In this poignant seventh literary work, Bordeleau navigates the raw emotions of anger, sadness, and compassion that echo across the continent due to the vanishing of too many Indigenous women.

Through this evocative longform poem, Bordeleau delves into the depths of societal contempt and hatred towards Indigenous women, igniting crucial reflections on the root causes of violence against them. With a blend of spirituality and profound sensitivity, she crafts a compelling narrative that urges readers to join in her quest for justice and understanding.

Poetry Marching for Sindy serves as both a lament for Sindy's absence and a celebration of women's voices and the resilience of communities in the face of tragedy. Join Bordeleau on a journey of grief, longing, and hope as she honors Sindy's memory and amplifies the voices of those who demand justice and closure. Poetry Marching for Sindy is a testament to the enduring strength of the human spirit and the unwavering power of collective action.

About the authors

Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau's profile page

Susan Ouriou is an award-winning literary translator who has translated the fiction of Quebec, Latin-American, French and Spanish authors. She won Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation in 2009 for Pieces of Me by Charlotte Gingras, after first being shortlisted for The Road to Chlifa by Michèle Marineau and then for Necessary Betrayals by Guillaume Vigneault. The Road to Chlifa was also awarded an honour list placing by IBBY (International Board of Books for Youth) as were Naomi and Mrs. Lumbago by Gilles Tibo, This Side of the Sky by Marie-Francine Hébert and Pieces of Me. Necessary Betrayals was also voted one of the 100 best books of 2002 by the Globe and Mail. Another translation, The Thirteenth Summer by José Luis Olaizola, was runner-up for the John Glassco Translation Prize. She has worked as the director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre and as faculty for the Banff Centre's Aboriginal Emerging Writers residency. She is the editor of the 2010 anthology Beyond Words – Translating the World.

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