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A mind spread out on the ground

Elliott, Alicia (Author).

Summary: "The Mohawk phrase for depression, Wake' nikonhra'kwenhtar√°:'on, can be roughly translated to 'a mind spread out on the ground.' Alicia Elliott explores how apt a description that is for the ongoing effects of persona, intergenerational, and colonial traumas she and so many Native people have experienced. Elliott's writing details a life spent between Indigenous and white communities, a divide reflected in her own family, and engages with such wide-ranging topics as race, parenthood, love, art, mental illness, poverty, sexual assault, gentrification, and representation. Throughout, she makes connections between the past and present, the personal and political."--Back cover.

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  • ISBN: 9781432885397 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 329 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
    large print
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: 2021
Subject: Elliott, Alicia
Indigenous peoples -- Canada -- Social conditions
Colonization -- Social aspects -- Canada
Racism -- Canada
Large type books
Canada -- Race relations

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Community Centre LP 971.004 Ell 38080500330913 Adult Available -

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