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One Page: Tommy Orange and Waubgeshig Rice

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Canada's Virtual Series continues with a talk from Tommy Orange, the author of There There.

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This event is hosted by One Page: Canada's Virtual Literary Series. Please register at https://www.crowdcast.io/onepage.

In a sweeping yet nuanced exploration of identity and the role of Native Americans in a contemporary urban America (in this case, Oakland, California), Cheyenne and Arapaho author, Tommy Orange’s novel There There  presents a complex portrait of urban life and the impact that racism, ignorance and historical wrongs has had on an interconnected group of Native American characters. Inspired by a Gertrude Stein line about Oakland and all the ways it changed upon her return (“there is no there there”), Orange plays with this paradox of cities being both permanent and ever-changing places of nostalgia, desperation and success. The best-selling novel, one of America’s most critically acclaimed works of fiction in recent years, was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer.


Tommy Orange talks with Anishnaabe journalist and author Waubgeshig Rice (Moon of the Crusted Snow).

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When


Oct 29 2020, 7:00pm

Where


Online,

Event Type


Special Events

Topic


Special Event, Artist and Author Talks
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