Surviving The City

byTasha SpillettIllustratorNatasha Donovan

November 30, 2018|
Surviving The City by Tasha Spillett
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Winner of the Indigenous Voices Award, alternate format and an In the Margins Top Fiction Novel for 2020

Tasha Spillett''s graphic novel debut, Surviving the City, is a story about womanhood, friendship, colonialism, and the anguish of a missing loved one. Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Miikwan is Anishinaabe; Dez is Inninew. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up in an urban landscape - they''re so close, they even completed their Berry Fast together. However, when Dez''s grandmother becomes too sick, Dez is told she can''t stay with her anymore. With the threat of a group home looming, Dez can''t bring herself to go home and disappears. Miikwan is devastated, and the wound of her missing mother resurfaces. Will Dez''s community find her before it''s too late? Will Miikwan be able to cope if they don''t?

New York Times-bestselling author Tasha Spillett (she/her/hers) draws her strength from both her Inninew and Trinidadian bloodlines. She is a celebrated Afro-Indigenous educator, poet, and emerging scholar. Tasha is most heart-tied to contributing to community-led work that centres on land and water defence, and the protection of Indig...
Title:Surviving The City
Product dimensions:56 pages, 10 X 6.5 X 0.2 in
Shipping dimensions:56 pages, 10 X 6.5 X 0.2 in
Published:November 30, 2018
Publisher:Portage & Main Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781553797562

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