Leanne Betasamosake Simpson Releasing New Book April 2017
Recently, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson revealed she has been working on a new book to be released in April of 2017.
This Accident of Being Lost is the knife-sharp new collection of stories and songs from award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. These visionary pieces build upon Simpson's powerful use of the fragment as a tool for intervention in her critically acclaimed collection Islands of Decolonial Love. Provocateur and poet, she continually rebirths a decolonized reality, one that circles in and out of time and resists dominant narratives or comfortable categorization. A crow watches over a deer addicted to road salt; Lake Ontario floods Toronto to remake the world while texting "ARE THEY GETTING IT?"; lovers visit the last remaining corner of the boreal forest; three comrades guerrilla-tap maples in an upper middle-class neighbourhood; and Kwe gets her firearms license in rural Ontario. Blending elements of Nishnaabeg storytelling, science fiction, contemporary realism, and the lyric voice, This Accident of Being Lost burns with a quiet intensity, like a campfire in your backyard, challenging you to reconsider the world you thought you knew.
House of Anansi is publishing this collection of short stories and songs. Accident will be available in paperback and is 152 pages long.
Simpson has also recently released f(l)ight, an album of poetry mixed with music which is meant to create "the sound of ancestral memory and present possibility unfolding toward a horizon of freedom."