Let the Drums be Your Heart: New Native Voices

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D & M Publishers, Sep 1, 2009 - Literary Collections - 240 pages
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Let the Drums be Your Heart brings together the work of more than forty aboriginal writers from all over Canada. concerned with family and days gone by, romance and adventure, tragedy and danger, these poems, short stories, articles and life stories ring with native pride and determination.

As editor Joel T. Maki points out in his introduction, storytellers and historians have always played a vital role in aboriginal communities, ensuring that indvidiual cultures, languages, legends and customs would survive. In this book, as in his earlier anthology Steal My Rage, Maki presents the work of writers from a variety of nations and backgrounds. Honouring past and present struggles of Native peoples everywhere, this anthology will serve to remind readers, as Maki says, of the proud warrior spirit that lies within.
 

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Farms and Reservations DAVID GROULX
Recipe for an Indian DAVID GROULX
Tobacco Smoke ALFRED GROULX
Taste Some of This NOAH C AUGUSTINE
Inuit Place Names ANDRE UTTAK
Old Red ROBERT VITAL
The Story of Daybreak Woman GORD BRUYèRE
My Father RUSSELL WALLACE
Deer Season KATERIAKIWENZIEDAMM
InCyclePhobia CRAIG K FONTAINE
Bacchus RUSSELL TEED
Tanks for Everything MIKE COUCHIE
The Sometimes Woman PAMELA ROSE TOULOUSE
Dragged SHAWN JOHNSTON
To Be Native JAMES J JERMEY
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About the author (2009)

Joel T. Maki was born in Little Current on Manitoulin Island. He has written a volume of poetry and several novels. He was also the editor of Steal My Rage from Douglas & McIntyre.


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