From the iron house : imprisonment in First Nations writing
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

Rymhs, Deena.
"In From the Iron House: Imprisonment in First Nations Writing, Deena Rymhs identifies continuities between the residential school and the prison, offering ways of reading “the carceral”—that is, the different ways that incarceration is constituted and articulated in contemporary Aboriginal literature. Addressing the work of writers like Tomson Highway and Basil Johnston along with that of lesser-known authors writing in prison serials and underground publications, this book emphasizes the literary and political strategies these authors use to resist the containment of their institutions."

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9781554580217; 1554580218
Pt. I. Genre in the institutional setting of the prison 1. Barred subject: Leonard Peltier's Prison Writings 2. James Tyman's Inside Out: An autobiography by a Native Canadian 3. Auto/biographical jurisdictions: collaboration, self-representation, and the law in Stolen life: The journey of a Cree woman 4. Prison collections and periodicals Pt. II. Genre in the institutional setting of the residential school 5. A residential school memoir: Basil Johnston's Indian School Days -6. "It is the law": Disturbing the authoritative word in Tomson Highway's Kiss of the Fur Queen 7. Hated structures and lost talk: Making poetry bear the burden 8. Autobiography as containment: Jane Willis's Geniesh: An Indian girlhood. 
Aboriginal studies series.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-138) and index.


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