The Reason You Walk EBOOK Tooltip A Memoir

Auteur: Wab Kinew
Taal: Engels
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Uitgever: Viking

Auteur: Wab Kinew
  • Engels
  • E-book
  • 9780143193562
  • september 2015
  • 288 pagina's
  • Adobe ePub
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Wab Kinew

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WAB KINEW was named by Postmedia News as one of ""9 Aboriginal movers and shakers you should know."" He is the Associate Vice-President for Indigenous Relations at The University of Winnipeg and a correspondent with Al-Jazeera America. After successfully defending Joseph Boyden's The Orenda on CBC's Canada Reads literary competition, he was named the 2015 host. In 2012, he also hosted the acclaimed CBC-TV documentary series 8th Fire. His hip-hop music and journalism projects have won numerous awards. He is a member of the Midewin. Wab is also an Honourary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. He lives in Winnipeg with his family. Online: https://twitter.com/wabkinew https://www.facebook.com/WabKinew http://www.wabkinew.ca/ https://instagram.com/wabber/

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A moving story of father-son reconciliation told by a charismatic aboriginal star


When his father was given a diagnosis of terminal cancer, Winnipeg broadcaster and musician Wab Kinew decided to spend a year reconnecting with the accomplished but distant aboriginal man who'd raised him. The Reason You Walk spans that 2012 year, chronicling painful moments in the past and celebrating renewed hopes and dreams for the future. As Kinew revisits his own childhood in Winnipeg and on a reserve in Northern Ontario, he learns more about his father's traumatic childhood at residential school.


An intriguing doubleness marks The Reason You Walk, itself a reference to an Anishinaabe ceremonial song. Born to an Anishinaabe father and a non-native mother, he has a foot in both cultures. He is a Sundancer, an academic, a former rapper, a hereditary chief and an urban activist. His father, Tobasonakwut, was both a beloved traditional chief and a respected elected leader who engaged directly with Ottawa. Internally divided, his father embraced both traditional native religion and Catholicism, the religion that was inculcated into him at the residential school where he was physically and sexually abused. In a grand gesture of reconciliation, Kinew's father invited the Roman Catholic bishop of Winnipeg to a Sundance ceremony in which he adopted him as his brother.


Kinew writes affectingly of his own struggles in his twenties to find the right path, eventually giving up a self-destructive lifestyle to passionately pursue music and martial arts. From his unique vantage point, he offers an inside view of what it means to be an educated aboriginal living in a country that is just beginning to wake up to its aboriginal history and living presence.


Invoking hope, healing and forgiveness, The Reason You Walk is a poignant story of a towering but damaged father and his son as they embark on a journey to repair their family bond. By turns lighthearted and solemn, Kinew gives us an inspiring vision for family and cross-cultural reconciliation, and for a wider conversation about the future of aboriginal peoples.

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#1 Globe and Mail Nonfiction BestsellerA Toronto Star Nonfiction BestsellerFinalist for the RBC Taylor PrizeShortlisted for the Ontario Library Service North 2017 Louise de Kiriline Award for Nonfiction Witness the thrilling rise of not only a First Nations star but a Canadian one. The Reason You Walk points the way toward a new era of reconciliation and redemption - and shows us how a man who's anchored by his language, his culture and his family is unstoppable. --Joseph Boyden, author of The Orenda Brutally honest, original, funny, uncomfortable, and compelling. --RBC Taylor Prize Jury Citation This book combines Kinew's disarming personality and his willingness to share highly personal material - in this case, the life and death of his father, Tobasonakwut - to demonstrate the immense power of family and forgiveness as tools of reconciliation... This is not just a memoir, it's a meditation on the purpose of living. --The Globe and Mail His story has no filters. It pursues forgiveness, but not by running away from the ugliness that makes forgiveness necessary. --Quill & Quire

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
E-book
Verschijningsdatum
2015-09-29
Afmetingen
22,9 x 15,2 x 2,5 cm
Aantal pagina's
288 pagina's
Ebook formaat
Adobe ePub
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Wab Kinew
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Viking

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681
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2015-09-29
Subtitel
A Memoir
Thema Qualifier Code
1KBC
Thema Subject Code
DNC

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