The Re-Read: Almighty Voice and his Wife by Daniel David Moses
Originally aired on October 29
Re-release September 02
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In partnership with Writers’ Trust of Canada, we have created a series of dialogues exploring the last 75 years of writing in Canada. Each session brings you a contemporary writer in conversation with an important work of fiction or theatre that has offered a key moment of definition, change or challenge. Together, we get to ask questions around how major books can help shape and evolve deeper understandings of our culture.
This session covers Almighty Voice and his Wife by Daniel David Moses. First published and staged in 1992, Almighty Voice and his Wife has become an important and influential work of theatre and fiction by an Indigenous writer. Almighty Voice and His Wife shakes up a familiar story from the Saskatchewan frontier, reimagining it from the postmodern late 20th century. The “renegade Indian story” transforms into both an eloquent tale of tragic love and an often hilarious, fully theatrical exorcism of the hurts of history. A modern classic about the place of First Nations people in Canada.
Presenter: Cliff Cardinal
Moderator: Michaela Washburn
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