Ojibwe/Métis Author Cherie Dimaline joins Indigenous Waves to discuss and read from her latest novel The Girl Who Grew A Galaxy

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Cherie Dimaline (Ojibwe/Métis) joined Indigenous Waves this week to talk about her childhood influences including sharing a bedroom with her Grandmother for most of her life, as well as the stories that her mother and Aunties would tell. We also had the pleasure of hearing her read from her latest novel, The Girl Who Grew A Galaxy.

Cherie Dimaline is the writer in residence for First Nations House at the University of Toronto. Her first book, Red Rooms, was published in 2007 and won Fiction Book of the Year at the Anskonk Literary Festival. It has since sold-out and gone into a second printing. Her work appears in two 2011 McGraw-Hill Ryerson texts; an anthology of love stories called Zaagidiwin (Ningwakwe Press); in a limited edition volume of gothic stories about Toronto produced for the 2009 Luminato Festival (Diaspora Dialogues) and will be featured in several upcoming collections including Exotic Gothic 4 (PS Publishing) and a book of traditional Metis Rogarou tales (University of Alberta). Her novel ‘The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy’ will be published in 2012 by Theytus Books.  Cherie lives in Toronto with her husband and their 3 children. She is the editor of both FNH Magazine and Muskrat Magazine. Cherie collects books, teacups and tattoos.

 

Playlist:

The Johnnys – Motorcycle Mama

World Hood – Mundo Libre

Shibastik – Hand Drum

Wab Kinew – Our Home On Native Land

Alo White – Traditional Round Dance (Roy McDonald)

 

Originally Aired: Monday July 22, 2013

Photo Credits: Theytus Books; Jamaias DaCosta

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