Tag Archives: Literature of forgiveness and reconciliation

“How can I share this?”: Sky Dancer Louise Halfe and the Poetics of Residential Schools

Is it possible to represent residential schools in literature? What are the poetics of reconciliation? Louise Halfe’s work illustrates the labour and love of Indigenous poetry amongst the imposed silence of colonialism.

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Forgiveness, “a thousand pound word”: the Literature of Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Richard Wagamese was one of the premier authors of forgiveness and reconciliation in Canada. What do his novels tell of about the TRC?