Bawaajigan : stories of power / edited and with introduction and afterword by Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler, Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith.
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|Dauphin||F BAW (Text)||35419002913698||Adult Fiction||Volume hold||Checked out||2020-02-04|
- ISBN: 9781550968415 (paperback)
- Physical Description: 254 pages ; 22 cm.
- Publisher: Holstein, Ontario : Exile Editions, 2019.
"Dreams play a powerful role in Indigenous culture, serving as warning, insight, guidance, solace, or hope. Bawaajigan -- an Anishinaabemowin word for dream or vision -- is a collection of powerful literary short fiction by Indigenous writers from across Turtle Island. Stories about the connection between the spirit world and everyday life and the rest of the cosmos; urban-fantasy and high-fantasy worlds; alternative histories, and alternative realities; brushes with the supernatural, the prophetic, the hallucinatory, and the surreal. Among these themes we find stories ranging from the gritty, the gothic, the comedic, and the heart-wrenchingly tragic:? a tale about the state of sleep-deprivation that conjures an uncertainty as to where dream ends and reality begins; the ominous tension of television static that conjures a certainty of something terrible about to happen; encounters with spirit guides, and spirit enemies; confrontations with ghosts haunting residential school hallways, and ghosts looking on from the afterlife; and with concepts based on Ouija boards, bead-dreamers, Haudenosaunee wizards, talking eagles, giant snakes, sacred white buffalo calves, spider's silk, a burnt and blood-stained diary, longings for what could-have-been, worm holes fallen through reality, poppy-induced deliriums, imaginary friends, and knowledge revealed. Unifying everything: these are stories about the strength and power of dreams."-- Provided by publisher.
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