There’s only two books left, Cockroach by Rawi Hage and The Orenda by Joseph Boyden. Both about the marginalization of people in society. Jian: Does The Orenda reinforce dangerous stereotypes? Interesting question. Stephen Lewis on The Orenda: “It is the original injustice”. Yes! Stephen Lewis. It does needs to be reconciled, it does need to be understood. I’ve always known that our history needs to be understood in order to understand ourselves and how we fit in this world. Wab Kinew is a force!
…The Orenda… Awesome, my favorite!!
Thanks CBC and Joseph Boyden
So I’m just getting around to watching the CBC Canada reads shows from last week. Waiting for the right moment when I can relax and listen. I’m on show three and Wab Kinew is rocking it. So glad I chose The Orenda.
I finished this book yesterday. It is one of the CBC Canada Reads books for this year, the showdown is in March. I’m going to read all of the contenders. This was the first and it will be hard to beat. It’s a book all Canadians should read. It’s a difficult story to read at times but beautifully written and it’s message is a truth we all should understand.