48 pages, 5 1/2 x 7
Evolving from a conversation between Joshua Whitehead and Angie Abdou, Indigiqueerness is part dialogue, part collage, and part memoir. Beginning with memories of his childhood poetry and prose and travelling through the library of his life, Whitehead contemplates the role of theory, Indigenous language, queerness, and fantastical worlds in all his artistic pursuits. This volume is imbued with Whitehead’s energy and celebrates Indigenous writers and creators who defy expectations and transcend genres.
Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree/nehiyaw, Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is the author of the bestselling novel Jonny Appleseed (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018), longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award, and winner of Canada Reads; and the poetry collection full-metal indigiqueer (Talonbooks, 2017), which was the winner of the Governor General's History Award for the Indigenous Arts and Stories Challenge in 2016. He is also the editor of Love after the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020). His next book is a work of creative non-fiction entitled Making Love with the Land that details mental health, queerness, and Indigeneity and is forthcoming with Knopf Canada. Angie Abdou is the author of seven books and co-editor of Writing the Body in Motion: A Critical Anthology on Canadian Sport Literature. Her first novel, The Bone Cage, was a Canada Reads finalist. Her two memoirs on youth sport hit the Canadian best-seller list. Abdou is associate professor of Creative Writing at Athabasca University and a nationally certified swim coach.
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