Translated from French by Howard ScottIn this, her third volume of poetry, this Aboriginal writer from Quebec again confronts the loss of her landscape and language. On my left hipa faceI walkI walk uprightlike a shadowa people on my hipa boatload of fruitand the dream insidewomen and children first"A cry rises in me and transfigures me. The world waits for woman to come back as she was born: woman standing, woman powerful, woman resurgent. A call rises in me and I?ve decided to say yes to my birth."
"Fontaine's profound, complex poetics combined with her cultural perspective make Assi Manifesto a timely and timeless collection."--World Literature Today"This collection says important things in this era of truth and reconciliation, but it also says them in conceptually interesting ways, with dexterous poetic moves."--Canadian Literature
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