A Weaving of Recovery, Resilience, and Resurgence
In this exceptional memoir, bestselling author Nicola I. Campbell deftly weaves together rich poetry and vivid prose to illustrate what it means to be an intergenerational survivor of Indian Residential Schools.
Through vivid short stories and rich poetry, Nicola I. Campbell deftly weaves an extraordinary memoir about what it means to be an intergenerational survivor of Indian Residential Schools. | Captivating and deeply moving, this exceptional memoir tells of one Indigenous woman’s journey to overcome adversity and colonial trauma, and find strength and resilience through creative works and traditional perspectives of healing, transformation, and resurgence.
- Short-listed, Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher 2022
- Nominated, Jim Deva Prize for Writing that Provokes 2022
- Short-listed, Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Awards, Book Design 2022
A powerful memoir.- Prairie Books Now (PBN)
Highly Recommended!- Debbie Reese
Among CBC Books Best Books of 2021 Canadian Nonfiction- CBC Books
This is a terrific tale, peppered with some lovely poetry and deep philosophical convictions: raise your arms in strength and humility. The Nations of British Columbia practise this every day. We commit to strength and humility. We are humble before Star Nations and strong for one another. Nicola Campbell gets this. She is descended from two distinct Indigenous peoples: those that hold their arms and those that serve one another. Nicola braids these two cultures together and bequeaths the result to all of us and to the world. Loaded with history, rich in story, and lovely in its poetics.- Si’Yam, Lee Maracle, author
Among Ms. Magazine's Reads for the Rest of Us list- Ms. Magazine
Among The White Ravens' 2022 A Selection of International Children‘s and Youth Literature- The White Raven
Spíl?xm is a putting away of pain, a letting go of sorrow, a poignant unburdening, and a return to self and community. With it, Campbell establishes herself as a visionary with the capacity to gather what is broken and weave it into a new story.- Quill & Quire