In Search of April Raintree

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Portage & Main Press, 1999 - Education - 343 pages
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The powerful and moving life stories of two Métis sisters who suffer the breakdown of their family relations and the injustices of the social services system. Ten critical essays accompany one of the best-known texts by a Canadian Aboriginal author.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter One
11
Chapter Two
23
Chapter Three
37
Chapter Four
51
Chapter Five
65
Chapter Six
75
Chapter Seven
81
Chapter Fifteen
171
Chapter Sixteen
183
Chapter Seventeen
194
Critical Essays
209
Deploying Identity in the Face of Racism
211
The Problem of Searching For April Raintree
227
April Raintrees Human Rights if she had any
237
The Special Time
247

Chapter Eight
89
Chapter Nine
103
Chapter Ten
112
Chapter Eleven
121
Chapter Twelve
133
Chapter Thirteen
144
Chapter Fourteen
157
Identity Questions in In Search of April Raintree
251
In Search of Cheryl Raintree and Her Mother
261
Discursive Transparency in Beatrice Culleton
273
A Study of Maria Campbells Halfbreed Beatrice Culletons In Search of April Raintree and Richard Wagameses Keepern Me
295
The Rape of April Raintree
307
The Limits of Sisterhood
323
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About the author (1999)

Beatrice Mosionier was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba. The youngest of four children, she grew up in foster homes. After a short time living in Toronto, where she attended college, she returned to Winnipeg. Following the death of her two sisters to suicide, Beatrice decided to write In Search of April Raintree. First published in 1983, it has become a Canadian classis and launched the Manitoba literacy initiative On the Same Page in 2008. Beatrice has written more books of fiction, a play, a short film, and her memoir. She previously worked as a publisher of Pemmican Publications. Beatrice lives in Manitoba with her husband.

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