Colors of Influence: "An absolute gift of awakening."

The new novel from the author of As We Have Always Done, a poetic world-building journey into the power of Anishinaabe life and traditions amid colonialismRenowned writer and activist Leanne Betasamosake Simpson offers an absolute gift of awakening through Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies.” Featuring seven points of views, wisdom of old ones, sage advice from birds; connection to every living thing. Beyond the seven voices more perspectives emerge out of stories of resilience, survival and breaking through.

“Noopiming” is an important literary work that transcends form and breaks molds of storytelling in contemporary Western consciousness. Every word counts: it is a rare page in “Noopiming” that is filled from top to bottom. Meaning starts at the beginning of every page, every sentence a revelation. Because Simpson delivers substantial lessons; the rest of the page must be blank to leave room for pause and meditation. Simplicity and straightforwardness are metaphors to the act of surviving colonialism, racism and capitalism in a world of refuse, unwanted things, and unwanted people. For those of us who emerge unscathed, we rise to imagine a future where the indigenous are reclaiming their right to craft their own houseboat, to define their journeys on their own terms.

Article at Colors of Influence.