Recent Publications

Life Among the Qallunaat Reviewed in the Atticus Review

From the review:

The University of Manitoba has re-released the book as part of its excellent First Voices, First Texts series. The new edition restores the book to its original manuscript form; the first publisher of the book had deemed it too long, and cut many sections that were considered to be off topic or superfluous to the overall story. The original editors changed Aodla Freeman’s occasionally idiosyncratic writing into something more grammatically sound, but less true to her voice. The changes they made were not malicious (they’re the sort of thing any copyeditor would “clean up”), but the effect between the two editions is striking. In the restored edition, much more of Aodla Freeman’s voice is heard; there is a sense that she is personally telling you her story. The charm of her personality shines though.

Click here to read the full review in the Atticus Review.