Bkejwanong Dbaajmowinan/Stories of Where the Waters Divide
by Monty McGahey II
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 01 Apr 2021 | Archive Date 15 Apr 2021
Michigan State University Press, Makwa Enewed
This book is a wonderful addition to the slowly expanding corpus of Anishinaabemowin literature. Moreover, it is absolutely vital at this time when our language is sliding ever closer toward extinction as a living language, as apparent from the editor’s comment that his community no longer has any fluent speakers and that in the community closest to his, the youngest speaker is around seventy years old. The quickly diminishing, long-term immersion opportunities this situation presents for learners make written resources that reflect the natural phrasing mother-tongue speakers employ indispensable.
—Mary Ann Naokwegijig-Corbiere (Wiikwemkoo-niniikwe / native of Wiikwemkoong, Ontario), associate professor, University of Sudbury, and coeditor of the Nishnaabemwin Web Dictionary