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This book is dedicated to reflecting upon the Native Canadian worldview, the atrocities inflicted by the residential school system on some First Nations' people and their quest for identity in mainstream Canada. All that has been done bearing in mind Highway's novel, Kiss of the Fur Queen, because this Cree novelist, playwright, producer, director, pianist, professor and social worker skilfully portrays, in his book, native life and how traditional values interact and are juxtaposed with those of modern Canada. What is more, Highway, in a semi- autobiographical account, accurately informs his…mehr

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This book is dedicated to reflecting upon the Native Canadian worldview, the atrocities inflicted by the residential school system on some First Nations' people and their quest for identity in mainstream Canada. All that has been done bearing in mind Highway's novel, Kiss of the Fur Queen, because this Cree novelist, playwright, producer, director, pianist, professor and social worker skilfully portrays, in his book, native life and how traditional values interact and are juxtaposed with those of modern Canada. What is more, Highway, in a semi- autobiographical account, accurately informs his readers that the assimilation policies of the government and churches have resulted in psychological, physical, spiritual and sexual abuse to the main characters of his novel, Jeremiah and Gabriel Okimasis. This book concludes by emphasising the role of education, in general, and literature, in particular, as vehicles of freedom, the tools that give VOICE to the so far VOICELESS peoples and that ensure a better quality of life today and for future generations, both native and non-native.
Autorenporträt
Susana completed her PhD in the field of Children¿s Lit.(English Philology) in 2011 and she is currently working as an Invited Adjunct-Professor in the Language Sciences Department at the School of Education,Polytechnic of Viseu. She is a member of the CI&DETS and her areas of interest include CanLit,(Portuguese) Children¿s Lit. & Creative Writing.