2014 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Finalist

The Comeback


John Ralston Saul 
The Comeback: How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power and Influence 
Viking Canada

    

Saul

 
Jury Citation

From his opening of “history is upon us” to his concluding compilation of original voices of the Aboriginal view through the centuries, John Ralston Saul succinctly and adroitly sustains an impassioned argument in favour of rights and equality as a new lens through which to frame Canada’s relationships with and treatment of its Aboriginal peoples. In urging a fresh approach to one of the central issues of our nationhood, The Comeback provokes and challenges us, turns old thinking on its head, and offers a defining moment about being Canadian.

About the Book

Rebuilding the relationship between Aboriginal peoples and the rest of Canada is the most pressing issue of our time, argues John Ralston Saul. The events that began with the Idle No More movement were not just a rough patch. What is happening today between Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals is not about guilt, sympathy, failure, or romanticization of the past. It is about citizens’ rights and rebuilding relationships that were central to the creation of Canada. The Comeback presents a powerful portrait of modern Aboriginal life in Canada. Saul illustrates his arguments with speeches and writings by Aboriginal leaders and thinkers, showcasing the extraordinarily rich indigenous point of view across the centuries.

About the Author

John Ralston Saul is an author, essayist, and public intellectual. Declared a “prophet” by Time magazine and included in the prestigious Utne Reader’s list of the world’s 100 leading thinkers and visionaries. Saul has received many awards and prizes, including Chile’s Pablo Neruda Medal. He is International President of PEN International and co-founder and co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. He has published 14 works, the most recent of which are A Fair Country: Telling Truths about Canada and the novel Dark Diversions. Saul lives in Toronto.

 


  
 
 

Woodcock Fund
Applications

Ongoing


Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
Third Deadline

November 22, 2017


Recommended Reading List


We asked some of Canada's finest writers about their summer reading in 2017.

Read their Recommendations.

 

E Newsletter Sign Up



Sign-up for our eNewsletter. Get info about Authors and our latest Events.

Sign up now!
 

Site design & development supported by

ecentricarts inc