Kuei, My Friend: A Conversation on Race and Reconciliation (Deni Ellis Béchard and Natasha Kanapé Fontaine )

  • Sarah Henzi Université de Montréal

Abstract

Kuei, My Friend: A Conversation on Race and Reconciliation (2018) is en epistolary exchange between Innu writer, slam poet, and artist Natasha Kanapé Fontaine and Québécois/American writer, journalist, and photographer Deni Ellis Béchard, originally published in French in 2016 under the title Kuei, je te salue: conversation sur le racisme. The authors reflect on a multitude of issues, ranging from the Oka Crisis, Idle No More, residential schools, genocide, and racism in Canada and in the world, while also sharing stories about their childhood, parents, friends, and respective communities. Ultimately, they highlight the importance of listening, bearing witness to story, and the responsibilities that come with it.

Published
2019-07-01
How to Cite
Henzi, S. (2019). Kuei, My Friend: A Conversation on Race and Reconciliation (Deni Ellis Béchard and Natasha Kanapé Fontaine ). Transmotion, 5(1), 304-307. Retrieved from https://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion/article/view/787