In every walk of Canadian life--from business to education to the everyday--the reality is that increasingly you will be in contact with Anishnaabe World. Knowing something about Aboriginal people and their reality not only gives you an advantage over those who don't, it's just plain polite in this country now called Canada.
In the spirit of Thomas King, Drew Hayden Taylor and Tomson Highway, Roger Spielmann's Anishnaabe World is an irreverent, teasing, hilarious, yet cross-culturally astute "Survival Guide" for Canadians increasingly aware of our country's chequered past relations between Natives and non-Natives. Chief Ovide Mercredi says "I challenge the reader to really listen to what Roger Spielmann's saying."
About the authors
Madhur Anand's poetry has appeared in several literary magazines across Canada and the US including The Malahat Review, Grain, CV2, The New Quarterly, Interim and Room. Her poetry has also been anthologized in The Shape of Form: Creative Writing about Science and Mathematics and nominated for a Pushcart prize. Formerly a professor at Laurentian University in Sudbury, she now holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Ecological Change at the University of Guelph. Her award-winning research in the areas of ecological modelling, forest ecology, and conservation ecology has been widely published in several leading international journals. She serves on the editorial board of Community Ecology, Research Letters in Ecology and the Open Conservation Biology journal.
Adam Dickinson's poetry has appeared in literary journals and anthologies in Canada and internationally. He has published three books of poetry. His most recent book, The Polymers, was a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Poetry, the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, and the ReLit Award. His work has been translated into Chinese, Dutch, and Polish. He has been featured at international literary festivals such as Poetry International in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and the Oslo International Poetry Festival in Norway. He teaches poetics and creative writing at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.