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Noopiming on the 2022 Dublin Award Shortlist

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Tue, Mar 22, 2022

The 2022 Dublin Shortlist has been announced and OPLs contribution is on it! Noopiming: a Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a beautiful and important story about Indigenous life in the urban settler world, colonialism, climate change and connection. This is a challenging book, both in content and form, that presents timely and vital topics in a way that defies the reader’s expectations of how to read a novel. Simpson sketches out a cast of characters with deft, spare strokes—her confidence and control of language is exemplified in the minimalism of her prose. Noopiming is otherworldly, serious and often funny; this is a book that will break your heart and make you think. OPL has it in many formats -- get this book on your TBR lists right away!

The 2022 DUBLIN Literary Award is now in its 27th year. This prestigious international award is sponsored by Dublin City Council and administered by Dublin City Public Libraries. The winner will be announced on May 19th 2022.  The award is unique because the books are nominated by major libraries throughout the world.  It is presented annually for a novel written in English, or in English translation from any language. A panel of six judges decides on the winning book for its high literary merit. In May, Mexican author Valeria Luiselli won the 2021 DUBLIN Literary Award for her novel Lost Children Archive, which was nominated for the Award by just one library: Biblioteca Vila de Gràcia in Barcelona, Spain. OPL might have the honour of choosing the 27th Winner for 2022!

Good Luck to us! But even if it doesn't take the prize, if you read it, you'll be rewarded. It is a truly mesmerizing book.  

2022 DUBLIN Literary Award Shortlistby Steacy_Library

The 2022 DUBLIN Literary Award is now in its 27th year. The award is unique because the books are nominated by major libraries throughout the world. It is presented annually for a novel written in English, or in English translation from any language. Winner to be announced on May 19, 2022. This year OPL's suggestion is on the shortlist! Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. Prix littéraire de Dublin 2022 en est à sa 27e édition. Ce prix prestigieux est unique car les livres sont proposés par les plus grandes bibliothèques du monde entier. Le prix est décerné chaque année à un roman écrit en anglais, ou en traduction anglaise à partir de n'importe quelle langue. Le gagnant sera annoncé le 19 mai 2022. Cette année, la nomination de la BPO fait partie de la liste des finalistes! Noopiming: remède pour guérir de la blancheur de Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.

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    Noopiming

    The Cure for White Ladies
    By Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake
    Mashkawaji (they/them) lies frozen in the ice, remembering a long-ago time of hopeless connection and now finding freedom and solace in isolated suspension. They introduce us to the seven main characters: Akiwenzii, the old man who represents the narrator's will; Ninaatig, the maple tree who represents their lungs; Mindimooyenh, the old woman who represents their conscience; Sabe, the giant who represents their marrow; Adik, the caribou who represents their nervous system; Asin, the human who represents their eyes and ears; and Lucy, the human who represents their brain. Each attempts to commune with the unnatural urban-settler world, a world of SpongeBob Band-Aids, Ziploc baggies, Fjällräven Kånken backpacks, and coffee mugs emblazoned with institutional logos. And each searches out the natural world, only to discover those pockets that still exist are owned, contained, counted, and consumed. Cut off from nature, the characters are cut off from their natural selves.
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    Noopiming

    The Cure for White Ladies
    By Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake
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    Noopiming

    The Cure for White Ladies
    By Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake
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    Noopiming

    The Cure for White Ladies
    By Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake
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    Noopiming

    The Cure for White Ladies
    By Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake
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    A 'Chocolat' soldier with the French army during World War I, Senegalese Alfa Ndiaye's friend Mademba Diop is in the same regiment. Injured in battle, Diop begs Alfa to kill him and spare him the pain of a long and agonizing death in No Man's Land. Unable to commit this mercy killing, madness creeps into Alfa's mind. He sees this refusal as cowardice. To avenge the death of his friend and find forgiveness for himself, every night Alfa sneaks across enemy lines to find and murder a blue-eyed German soldier, returning with the German's severed hand. As rumors circulate that Alfa is a soul-eater, how far will he go to make amends to his dead friend?
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    Frère d'âme

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    By Diop, David
    Langue d’origine de At Night All Blood is Black. Un matin de la Grande Guerre, le capitaine Armand siffle l’attaque contre l’ennemi allemand. Les soldats s’élancent. Dans leurs rangs, Alfa Ndiaye et Mademba Diop, deux tirailleurs sénégalais parmi tous ceux qui se battent alors sous le drapeau français. Quelques mètres après avoir jailli de la tranchée, Mademba tombe, blessé à mort, sous les yeux d’Alfa, son ami d’enfance, son plus que frère. Alfa se retrouve seul dans la folie du grand massacre, sa raison s’enfuit. Lui, le paysan d’Afrique, va distribuer la mort sur cette terre sans nom. Détaché de tout, y compris de lui-même, il répand sa propre violence, sème l’effroi. Au point d’effrayer ses camarades. Son évacuation à l’Arrière est le prélude à une remémoration de son passé en Afrique, tout un monde à la fois perdu et ressuscité dont la convocation fait figure d’ultime et splendide résistance à la première boucherie de l’ère moderne.
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    Frère d'âme

    By Diop, David
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    Frère d'âme

    By Diop, David