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Indian Country Today: Linda LeGarde Grover Talks ‘Onigamiising’

By Tanya H. Lee
Indian Country Today

Grover_Onigamiising coverLinda LeGarde Grover’s essay collection Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year is her account of contemporary and historical Ojibwe life in northeastern Minnesota as only a woman who has lived this history can tell it. Together these essays reflect on the spiritual and the mundane, the everyday and the extraordinary, the seasons of the year and the seasons of a life.

A professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Department of American Indian Studies, Grover has won the Flannery O’Connor Award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for her collection of short fiction, The Dance Boots (University of Georgia Press, 2010)Her novel The Road Back to Sweetgrass (University of Minnesota Press, 2014) garnered the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers 2016 Fiction Award, and The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives (Red Mountain Press, 2015) received the Red Mountain Press Editor’s Award. The acclaimed author spoke with Indian Country Media Network about her latest book and how it came to be, her hopes for the future, and her grandchildren.

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