Tag Archives: Native

“Ink on paper, picking up trails”: A Review of Beth Brant’s MOHAWK TRAIL

If you’ve never heard of Beth Brant (Degonwadonti), that’s a damn shame.   I mean, she’s one of the founding grandmothers of lesbian writing in English, of Native lesbian writers, and women of colour writers.  Shame on me for not reading … Continue reading

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An Exhilarating End to Daniel Heath Justice’s Queer Native Fantasy Trilogy: DREYD: THE WAY OF THORN AND THUNDER

I can’t imagine a better, more satisfying finish to Daniel Heath Justice’s fantasy trilogy than Dreyd, the final, exhilarating book.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you should have a look at my review of the first and … Continue reading

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A Review of Daniel Heath Justice’s Kynship: The Queer, Indigenous, Feminist Fantasy Novel You Never Knew You Wanted So Bad

I made a terrible mistake everyone.  I had Kynship, the first book in the fantasy trilogy The Way of Thorn and Thunder by Daniel Heath Justice, sitting in the closet at my dad’s house for like two years and I … Continue reading

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“a lush firecracker in the dark”: A Review of Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature

Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature is certainly a unique anthology.  As the editors Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti point out in the introduction, it’s only the second anthology of LGBTQ2 Native literature ever … Continue reading

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A Review of Lee Maracle’s Ravensong: Queering Decolonization, Decolonizing Queerness

Salish- Métis author Lee Maracle’s 1993 novel Ravensong doesn’t centre around queerness or lesbian sexuality or two-spirit identity in the way that you might expect in a book reviewed here.  It’s a beautiful and powerful novel about settler and Indigenous … Continue reading

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