Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Southminster United Church15 Aylmer ave.
6:30pm

Split Tooth

One on One with Tanya Tagaq
Presented by RBC BLUESFEST

Split Tooth

One on One with Tanya Tagaq
Presented by RBC BLUESFEST
15
Friday
Feb
6:30pm
Southminster United Church
15 Aylmer ave.
Tanya Tagaq - Photo by Dave Brosha

Join us for a conversation between Tracey Lindberg and internationally acclaimed Inuit throat singer, Tanya Tagaq and a taste of her bestselling book Split Tooth, a fierce, tender, heartbreaking story unlike anything you've ever read. Tickets include a copy of the book.

 
Fact can be as strange as fiction. It can also be as dark, as violent, as rapturous. In the end, there may be no difference between them.

A girl grows up in Nunavut in the 1970s. She knows joy, and friendship, and parents' love. She knows boredom, and listlessness, and bullying. She knows the tedium of the everyday world, and the raw, amoral power of the ice and sky, the seductive energy of the animal world. She knows the ravages of alcohol, and violence at the hands of those she should be able to trust. She sees the spirits that surround her, and the immense power that dwarfs all of us. 

When she becomes pregnant, she must navigate all this.

Veering back and forth between the grittiest features of a small arctic town, the electrifying proximity of the world of animals, and ravishing world of myth, Tanya Tagaq explores a world where the distinctions between good and evil, animal and human, victim and transgressor, real and imagined lose their meaning, but the guiding power of love remains.
 
Please note that we have a limited number of complimentary tickets for Festival Members: Please email Leslie for details.
 
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