Book of the Week: Seven Fallen Feathers

Seven Fallen Feathers
Tanya Talaga

9781487002268| $22.95 CAD
PB | 376 pages | Available Now
House of Anansi Press

Finalist for the Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Prize for Nonfiction 2017

You’ve probably heard about Seven Fallen Feathers by now…or you should have! This is an important book for everyone in Canada, because we’re all in this together when it comes to the hard truths of Canada’s treatment of our Indigenous peoples, both in the past and in the present.

Tanya Talaga is an award-winning journalist, and it shows in this powerful, in-depth look at the deaths of seven Indigenous high-school students in Thunder Bay, Ontario. With a narrative that is both heart-wrenching and gripping, Talaga shows us the circumstances surrounding these deaths, what led to them, and what followed. The truth isn’t easy to face, but it’s presented to us all the same in a raw exposition of how Indigenous communities have been treated, and why the long history of human-rights violations committed by Canada manifests today in this tragic way. Pick it up at your local indie, learn about the problem, and become part of the solution.

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