This article was written for Amnesty International and was originally published here.
Kwe: Standing With Our Sisters is a 100-page anthology edited by Joseph Boyden, featuring new writing and original artwork from more than fifty contributors, including Sherman Alexie, Margaret Atwood, Gord Downie, Julie Flett, Tom King, Lee Maracle, Yann Martel, Michael Ondaatje, John Ralston Saul and Tanya Tagaq Gillis. At You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down, we are delighted to have local author Diana Davidson, joining us to read from her microessay in this volume on March 15th. Kwe was conceived by Boyden as a way to raise awareness of the crisis facing Indigenous women in Canada.
“The idea for this book was born in November, from feelings of deep frustration, anger, and sorrow in the wake of yet another violent assault upon a First Nations woman,” says Boyden. “This is a call for action. We’re part of a rising chorus in this nation that demands that the federal government respond in a real way. I hope this collection draws much needed attention to the crisis.”
Amnesty International is honoured that Boyden has chosen to donate the proceeds to support Amnesty International’s work on this issue. Both Penguin and Chapters/Indigo will give the full sale price of $2.99 for each ebook to Amnesty International’s No More Stolen Sisters campaign.
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