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Salt Whistle Bay

by (author) Nellie McClung

Publisher
Ekstasis Editions
Initial publish date
Sep 1998
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781896860459
    Publish Date
    Sep 1998
    List Price
    $12.95

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Salt Whistle Bay is Nellie McClung’s tribute to the mountains and sea of the Vancouver area that have been her inspiration for many years, as they have for many artists and poets. A pantheist by reason and sojourn, she sees the spirit of Kami in everything.

About the author

Nellie McClung was one of the most important leaders in Canada's first wave of feminism and social reform. She was a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and the Women's Equity League, which were concerned with the health issues related to alcohol and the social problems facing women and children. She was also a member of the Canadian Women's Press Club and later, the Edmonton Equal Franchise league, which fought for women's rights, prohibition and factory safety legislation. In 1921, she was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and, in 1927, joined Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Louise Mckinney and Henrietta Edwards in their fight to have women declared "persons" under the law. Throughout the 1930s, McClung's writing career flourished with the publication of numerous newspaper articles, short stories, a novel and two memoirs. McClung was also the first woman appointed to the CBC's Board of Directors. Through her positions with the Canadian Authors' Association and Canadian Women's Press Club she was a strong promoter of women's writing and cultural nationalism. She died in 1951 in Victoria, B.C.

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