My Conversations With Canadians

My Conversations With Canadians

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"My Conversations With Canadians is the book that "Canada 150" needs. On her first book tour at the age of 26, Lee Maracle was asked a question from the audience, one she couldn't possibly answer at that moment. But she has been thinking about it ever since. As time has passed, she has been asked countless similar questions, all of them too big to answer, but not too large to contemplate. These questions, which touch upon subjects such as citizenship, segregation, labour, law, predjudice and reconcilliation (to name a few), are the heart of My Conversations with Canadians. In prose essays that are both conversational and direct, Maracle seeks not to provide any answers to these questions she has lived with for so long. Rather, she thinks through each one using 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."--
Publisher: Toronto :, BookThug,, 2017
ISBN: 9781771663588
Branch Call Number: 819.454 MAR
Additional Contributors: Maracle, Lee 1950-

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misatim
Mar 01, 2021

Lee is one of the leading Canadian Authors and if you think it is filled with hate then you have too much white privilege and need to re-examine your life and how you got that privilege

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Not_Alone
Mar 07, 2020

Canadians aren’t used to reading about themselves as “other” and I think this is a good experience Lee Maracle offers through this book. Some very thought provoking ideas and questions worth thinking about, such as “who are the Canadians and Indigenous peoples separately and together?” And “who has asked what did I do or not do to make this happen?” Very rich content in this book, highly recommend to anyone who is interested in Truth and Reconciliation.

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Mihaela_Korcinska
Oct 08, 2019

I would never recommend this book to anyone, especially to young people who cannot discern the right from the wrong. Mrs. Maracle fell into the trap of today's ideologies such as white supremacy ideology and feminism.

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jimbobhoover
Mar 01, 2019

Very disappointed with this book. Full of hate, stories from the past, and negativism. And horror of horrors, this lady teaches young people at the U of T!!!!! With native leaders like this, our First Nation folk will stay in the ditch FOREVER.

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mclarjh
Apr 10, 2018

Hate filled rant.

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