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Description - Aboriginality by Alan Twigg

Alan 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 Details

ISBN: 9781553800309
ISBN-10: 1553800303
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 230mm x mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Ronsdale Press
Publisher: Ronsdale Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: Canada

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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,, 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.