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BookLand Press Inc.

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Supporting Artistic Practice, Literary Publishing Projects

Markham, Ontario

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Ontario-Based Publisher Expands the Reach of Modern Indigenous Authors

Promotional banner showing five book covers.
Promotional banner showing several books published by BookLand Press Inc.
Photo courtesy of Robert Morgan

BookLand Press is making good on its commitment to continuously support Indigenous writers and translators with upcoming book releases.

Contemporary voices in Indigenous literature

Ontario-based BookLand Press is set to publish six fiction, poetry and children’s books. These literary works will be available in English, French and Cree as part of the publisher’s “Modern Indigenous Voices” book series. Among the list is Eskimo Pie: A Poetics of Inuit Identity, by Norma Dunning. The award-winning writer details her experience with constant rejection from non-Inuit people and how she finds the strength to carry on. Her book joins a set of works by Ojibwa, Innu, Mohawk and Cree writers, including works from Treaty Six Territory and Canadian Francophone authors John McDonald and Frédéric Latreille.

Supporting diverse authors and translators

BookLand has an 11-year track record of providing support and mentorship to Indigenous, minority language and disability creatives. The publishing house is credited with releasing the first-ever poetry book in the Mohawk language, Tsi Niió:re Tenkarakhwaráhseke’, which is written by Janet Rogers and translated by Jeremy Green. BookLand authors and translators have won several accolades, including Governor General’s Literary Awards and Trillium Awards.


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