Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg writer, scholar, and musician, and is a member of Alderville First Nation. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, has lectured at universities across Canada and is currently faculty at the Dechinta Centre for Research & Learning in Denendeh (NWT) and a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University. She is the author of three previous books, including Islands of Decolonial Love, and the editor of three anthologies. She has released two albums, including f(l)ight, which is a companion piece to this collection.  Her latest book, As We Have Always Done:  Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance comes out with University of Minnesota Press in the fall of 2017. This Accident of Being Lost, a collection of stories and songs, comes out this spring with House of Anansi.


The Accident of Being Lost

This Accident of Being Lost (House of Anansi) is a collection of stories and songs that “blends elements of Nishnaabeg storytelling, science fiction, contemporary realism, and the lyric voice and … burns with a quiet intensity, like a campfire in your backyard, challenging you to reconsider the world you thought you knew.”