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Heiss on the surge in sales of Indigenous books

‘This increase in passion, in the desire to learn, to understand, to be part of the necessary process of change that requires ALL of society’s citizens to participate—that passion is needed, it is inspiring, it is helpful, and it gives hope. But it doesn’t come without a lot of extra work on the part of Indigenous people, and an enormous amount of handholding.’author Anita Heiss on the surge in sales of Indigenous books, and the inundation of questions asked of First Nations writers in the wake of the Black Lives Matter and Aboriginal Lives Matter movements.

 

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