The Literary Origins of British Columbia v. 2
By (author) Alan Twigg
Aboriginality by Alan Twigg
Book DescriptionAlan Twigg turns his attention to First Nations writers, unearthing over 300 books by over 150 mostly unheralded aboriginal authors. Taking the reader from residential schools to art galleries, this lively and unprecedented panorama of British Columbia includes many authors, nearly half being women. Each author is presented in historical and chronological context, along with background material on aboriginal history, as well as rare photographs, illustrations and a comprehensive bibliography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781553800309
(155mm x 230mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Ronsdale Press
Publisher: Ronsdale Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Alan Twigg
Thompson's Highway, Paperback (October 2006)
David Thompson's exploration and mapping enabled George Simpson, and James Douglas, to bring viability to the corporate fur trade on the so-called Western Slope. This work traces the writings of David Thompson, Alexander Mackenzie, Simon Fraser and of their peers, who founded and managed more than fifty forts west of the Rockies prior to 1850.
Understanding Belize, Paperback (March 2006)» View all books by Alan Twigg
Tells the story of Belize, from its bizarre early days as a haven for pirates through its colonial period as British Honduras to its new status as a hotspot for Mayan archaeology. This history includes photos, a timeline and a feature on nation founder George Price, the longest serving democratically elected leader in history.
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Author Biography - Alan Twigg
Alan Twigg has written and published BC BookWorld, a cultural newspaper, since 1987. His seventeen books also include Cuba: A Concise History; Belize: A Concise History; 101 Top Historical Sites of Cuba; Intensive Care: A Memoir; Full-Time: A Soccer Story and Strong Voices: Conversations with 50 Canadian Writers. He has conceived and coordinated numerous literary prizes, and created and compiled a public service reference site, abcbookworld.com, to offer free information on more than 10,000 British Columbia authors. In 2000 he received the first annual Gray Campbell Award for outstanding contributions to the writing and publishing community of British Columbia. He has been the Shadbolt Fellow at Simon Fraser University and the first Writer in Residence at the George Price Center for Peace in Belize. He has also produced six films and a music CD for poet Bud Osborn. He makes his home in Vancouver.
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