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CBC NXNW: A Season in Chezgh’un

February 10, 2024|Categories: Audio, Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

Acclaimed Cree author Darrel J. McLeod joins Margaret Gallagher in the NXNW studio to talk about his debut novel, A Season in Chezgh’un, which follows a young Indigiqueer man taking on the role of school principal in a remote northern Dakelh community. Taking place over the course of a single year, the novel explores the indomitable spirit of the Dakelh culture, the splendour of nature, and a struggle with identity and connection to surroundings. LISTEN NOW→

CBC Books: Governor General’s Literary Award winner Darrel J. McLeod publishing first novel this fall

January 22, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Cree writer Darrel J. McLeod is known for his personal and intimate memoirs. He’s published two — Mamaskatch and Peyakow  both of which explore his youth and childhood. McLeod was raised by his mother, Bertha, who is a residential school survivor, and was bullied by white classmates, lived in poverty, endured physical and sexual abuse and lost several people he loved. Both books resonated with readers and critics alike… READ FULL ARTICLE→

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