kiyâm by Naomi McIlwraith
poems (Mingling Voices)

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Through poems that move between two languages, Naomi McIlwraith explores the beauty of the intersection between nehiyawewin, the Plains Cree language, and English, akayasimowin. Written to honor her father's facility in nehiyawewin and her mother's beauty and generosity as an inheritor of Cree, Ojibwe, Scottish, and English, kiyam articulates a powerful yearning for family, history, peace, and love.

 

About Naomi McIlwraith

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Naomi McIlwraith is an educator, poet, and essayist,with a mixed Cree, Ojibwe, Scottish, and English inheritance. Shecurrently works at Grant MacEwan University and has held instructionalpositions at the University of Alberta and the King's UniversityCollege.
 
Published July 17, 2012 by University of Washington Press. 144 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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