It’s common now to note the slanted nature of memoir, to take any book purporting to contain the writer’s life and wrap it in statements distancing it from truth. Antanas Sileika does no such thing in The Barefoot Bingo Caller but, as he admits in the afterward, he’s not given to the memoir form, not inclined to the confessional mode and prefers writing novels. Now that he’s been encouraged to write these stories from his life, he suspects he’ll be accused of fiction.
By Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau, translated by Susan Ouriou and Christelle Morelli, Freehand Books, 163 pages, $21.95Despite its commonalities with English-language counterparts, French-language Indigenous writing is not as well known in anglophone Canada. Visual artist and writer Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau, who is of Cree origin, has published several significant works of French Indigenous writing (Ourse bleue; De rouge et de blanc).
In Ivo Andric’s Bridge on the Drina, the Yugoslav Nobel laureate wrote that in order to see the town and the bridge, “it must be said that there was another bridge in the town and another river.” This doubling (another bridge, another river) informs My Cat Yugoslavia, Pajtim Statovci’s debut novel of Kosovo. Two snakes. Two narrators: In 1980, a young Kosavar-Albanian girl, Emine, is engaged to the handsome Bajram, but their marriage is no fairy tale.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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