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Tanya Tagaq Book Reading
February 6 @ 5:00 pmFree
Join us for a book reading of Split Tooth, followed by a facilitated conversation with Tanya Tagaq. This informal event is open to the public — students, artists, activists and community members are all welcome! Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.
About Split Tooth:
Written by internationally acclaimed Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq, Split Tooth is a fierce, tender and heartbreaking story where fact melds with fiction in a strange, dark and rapturous mix.
As a girl growing up in Nunavut in the 1970s, Tanya Tagaq knows joy, friendship and the love of her family. She knows boredom, listlessness and bullying. She knows the tedium of the everyday world, the raw, amoral power of the ice and sky, and the seductive energy of the animal world. She knows the ravages of alcohol and violence at the hands of those she should be able to trust. She sees the spirits that surround her and immense power that dwarfs us all.
Veering between the grittiest features of a small arctic town, the electrifying proximity of the world of animals and ravishing world of myth, Tanya Tagaq explores a world where the distinctions between good and evil, animal and human, victim and transgressor, real and imagined, lose their meaning, but the guiding power of love remains.
Haunting, brooding, exhilarating and tender all at once, Tagaq moves effortlessly between fiction and reality, poetry and prose, and conjures an unforgettable world of myth and memoir.
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