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The Dialogues: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow

By Armand Garnet Ruffo

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May 21, 2024


Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Indigenous



In The Dialogues: The Song of Francis Pegahmagabow, award-winning author Armand Garnet Ruffo brings to life not only the story of the famed WWI Indigenous sniper, but also the complexities of telling Indigenous stories. From Manitoulin Island to the trenches of WWI to the stage, Ruffo moves seamlessly through time in these poems, taking the reader on a captivating journey through Pegahmagabow’s story and onto the creation of Sounding Thunder, the opera based on his life. Throughout, Ruffo uses the Ojibwe concept of two-eyed seeing, which combines the strengths of western and Indigenous ways of knowing, and invites the reader to do the same, particularly through the inclusion of the Anishinaabemowin language within the collection. These are poems that challenge western conventions of thinking, that celebrate hope and that show us a new way to see the world.

ISBN: 9781989496916
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
Publisher: Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd
Published: May 21, 2024