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"Canada Has Gone Mad": Indigenous Representation and the Hounding of Angie Abdou - Quillette

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"Canada Has Gone Mad": Indigenous Representation and the Hounding of Angie Abdou - Quillette
Late last year, I wrote an essay for Quillette describing how the fight against cultural appropriation had suddenly gone viral in Canada—particularly regarding stories about indigenous peoples. The issue “has become the subject of full-blown social panic among the country’s intellectual class,” I argued, and would remain so until artists and authors of color themselves “eventually become exasperated by doctrines that limit the influence and reach of their [own] literature.” I’m not holding my breath. But a telling controversy involving a newly published novel by Athabasca University creative writing professor Angie Abdou does show us that even some First Nations...
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