Reclamation: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s Noopiming
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Award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson returns with Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies, a bold reimagination of the novel, which combines narrative and poetic fragments through a careful and fierce reclamation of Anishinaabe aesthetics. Noopiming is Anishinaabemowin for “in the bush,” used by the authors as a response to English Canadian settler and author Susanna Moodie’s 1852 memoir Roughing It in the Bush. This conversation will explore decolonization, degentrification, and the perpetuation and dissemination of centuries-old colonial myth-making.
Interviewer: Devyani Saltzman
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