NOOPIMING virtual event with Elliott Bay Book Company featuring Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Natalie Diaz

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson will host a virtual event with Elliott Bay Book Company on Tuesday, February 16 for a discussion of her new book, NOOPIMING.
When Feb 16, 2021
from 20:00 PM to 21:00 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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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 colonialism
 Leanne Betasamosake Simpson will host a virtual event with Elliott Bay Book Company on Tuesday, February 16 at 8:00 p.m. Central (6:00 p.m. PT) for a discussion of her new book, Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies. She will be joined in conversation by Natalie Diaz. Please register here to receive the virtual meeting information.

In fierce prose and poetic fragments, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s Noopiming braids together humor, piercing detail, and a deep, abiding commitment to Anishinaabe life to tell stories of resistance, love, and joy. A bold literary act of decolonization and resistance, Noopiming offers a breaking open of the self to a world alive with people, animals, ancestors, and spirits—and the daily work of healing.

"The tenderness and sly wit of these snippets coalesce into a beautiful image of Native resilience and a piercing, original novel." —Publishers Weekly

"Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s Noopiming once again confirms her position as a brilliant, daring experimentalist and a beautiful, radical portraitist of contemporary NDN life. The prose hums with a lovingness that moved me to tears and with a humor that felt plucked right out of my rez adolescence. The chorus of thinkers, dreamers, revolutionaries, poets, and misfits that Simpson conjures here feels like a miracle. My heart ached and swelled for all of them. What I adored most about this book is that it has so little to do with the white gaze. Simpson writes for us, for NDNs, those made to make other kinds of beauty, to build other kinds of beautiful lives, where no one is looking. Noopiming is a book from the future! Simpson is our much-needed historian of the future!" —Billy-Ray Belcourt, award-winning author of This Wound Is a World and NDN Coping Mechanisms