Inconvenient Skin / nayêhtâwan wasakay

By (author): Shane L. Koyczan

By (artist): Kent Monkman

Illustrated by: Joseph M. Sánchez, Jim Logan

Photographs by: Nadya Kwandibens

Key Selling Points

  • ?The author is well known for his? anti-bullying poem “To This Day” which has over 24 million views on YouTube.
  • Inconvenient Skin has been nominated for the CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and M?tis Young Adult Literature.
AUTHOR

Shane L. Koyczan

Shane Koyczan is a Cree writer, poet and spoken-word artist who has performed around the globe. His writing and performance are vital, witty and sincere: he reaches the hearts of his audiences with his powerful verse and has brought the Canadian spoken-word movement to the international stage. He is the subject of Shut Up and Say Something, a documentary about his journey to reconnect with his estranged father, who is a residential school Survivor.


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Joseph M. Sánchez

Joseph M. Sánchez, a leader in Indigenous and Chicano arts since the 1970s, has worked with hundreds of artists creating work, developing exhibitions and advocating for the rights of minority artists, most importantly with the Professional Native Indian Artists (Native Group of Seven). A spiritual surrealist, Joseph’s work is sensual and dreamlike, provocative and thought-inducing.


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Jim Logan

Jim Logan studied at the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson, British Columbia. Much of his oeuvre is characterized by his novel approaches to the narrative of Native life from folksy, illustrative work to his current use of erudite parody.


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Kent Monkman

Kent Monkman is a Canadian artist of Cree ancestry who is well known for his provocative reinterpretations of romantic North American landscapes in a variety of mediums, including painting, film/video, performance and installation. His glamorous gender fluid alter-ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle reverses the colonial gaze, upending received notions of history and Indigenous people.


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Nadya Kwandibens

Nadya Kwandibens is Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) from the Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation in northwestern Ontario. She is a self-taught portrait and events photographer and has travelled extensively across Canada for over 10 years. Nadya’s photography has been exhibited in group and solo shows across Canada and the United States.


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Inconvenient Skin challenges how reconciliation has become a contested buzzword filled with promises and good intentions but rarely with any meaningful follow-through. While Canada’s history is filled with darkness, these poems aim to unpack that history to clean the wounds so the nation can finally heal. Powerful and thought-provoking, this collection will draw you in and make you reconsider Canada’s colonial legacy. The cover features the art of Kent Monkman, and the interior features work by Joseph S?nchez, a member of the Indian Group of Seven.

Written in English and Cree.Key Selling Points
  • ?The author is well known for his? anti-bullying poem “To This Day” which has over 24 million views on YouTube.
  • Inconvenient Skin has been nominated for the CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and M?tis Young Adult Literature.

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Dimensions:

80 Pages
8.5in * 8.5in * 0.25in
300gr

Published:

March 16, 2021

City of Publication:

Penticton

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Theytus Books

ISBN:

9781926886657

Book Subjects:

POETRY / American / Native American

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