Sh: Lam (the Doctor) (Paperback)

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Shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, 2020

In this volume of poetry, Joseph A Dandurand lives the experiences of an Aboriginal people brought to the edge of extinction.

From the Author's Note:

The poems in this collection tell the truth of what has happened to my people. The Kwantlen people used to number in the thousands, but 80% of our people were wiped out by smallpox and now there are only 200 of us...I believe the gift of words was given to me so I can tell our stories...The poems gathered here tell the tale of a Kwantlen man who has been given the gift of healing but also is a heroin addict living on the east side.

This is a book of hope, loss, and redemption for all the poor souls who find themselves on the street and lost from where they truly come.

These poems tell the story of a Kwantlen man who has been given the gift of healing but is also is a heroin addict.

About the Author

Joseph A Dandurand is a Kwantlen Aboriginal from Kwantlen First Nation in British Columbia. He is a poet, playwright, and archaeologist. Dandurand received a Diploma in Performing Arts from Algonquin College and studied Theatre and Direction at the University of Ottawa. He has previously published I Want (2015), Hear and Foretell (2015), and The Rumour (2018).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781988449715
ISBN-10: 1988449715
Publisher: Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.
Publication Date: May 1st, 2019
Pages: 96
Language: English