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The Days of Augusta

The Days of Augusta

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Hailed as a contemporary classic of oral literature, The Days of Augusta is Shuswap elder Augusta Evans’ memories of a lifetime that spanned from 1888 to 1978.

Accompanied by Robert Keziere’s intimate photographs, Augusta’s rhythmic prose reads like poetry. She depicts with strength and eloquence her own story—her days at the Mission School, making baskets and catching salmon, the pain of giving birth and the death of a son—as well as the legends and stories of events told to her—a stagecoach robbery, a woman who was the prisoner of a bear. First printed in 1973, Augusta’s story continues to be a fascinating glimpse into the past, with throughlines to the present.


 


Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781990776489
Paperback / softback
8 in x 9 in - 80 pp
Publication Date: 14/10/2023
BISAC Subject(s):: BIO028000-BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Indigenous,SOC062000-SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies,HIS028000-HISTORY / Indigenous Peoples in the Americas 
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Hailed as a contemporary classic of oral literature, The Days of Augusta is Shuswap elder Augusta Evans’ memories of a lifetime that spanned from 1888 to 1978.

Accompanied by Robert Keziere’s intimate photographs, Augusta’s rhythmic prose reads like poetry. She depicts with strength and eloquence her own story—her days at the Mission School, making baskets and catching salmon, the pain of giving birth and the death of a son—as well as the legends and stories of events told to her—a stagecoach robbery, a woman who was the prisoner of a bear. First printed in 1973, Augusta’s story continues to be a fascinating glimpse into the past, with throughlines to the present.


 

Details


Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781990776489
Paperback / softback
8 in x 9 in - 80 pp
Publication Date: 14/10/2023
BISAC Subject(s):: BIO028000-BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Indigenous,SOC062000-SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies,HIS028000-HISTORY / Indigenous Peoples in the Americas 
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