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La destruction des Indiens des Plaines : maladies, famines organisées, disparition du mode de vie autochtone

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Catherine Ego's brilliant, flexible and crystal clear translation of James Daschuk's Clearing the Plains, has expertly captured its essence. La destruction des Indiens des Plaines edifyingly renders every detail of the original.

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La destruction des Indiens des Plaines : maladies, famines organisées, disparition du mode de vie autochtone

By Catherine Ego

  • Book Details
  • Published by Presses de l'Université Laval; distributed by Prologue; translation of Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life by James Daschuk, University of Regina Press
  • ISBN: 978-2-7637-2100-2
Catherine Ego

Catherine Ego

Who is Catherine Ego?

Catherine Ego wins her first Governor General’s Literary Award in 2016 for her translation La destruction des Indiens des Plaines : maladies, famines organisées, disparition du mode de vie autochtone (original written by James Daschuk). Ego has a degree in political science, has translated several works in many genres: novels, poetry, scientific documents on health, sociology and the environment, works on Canadian and world history, political science, and a significant body of Inuit literature. Her translation Voisins et ennemis : la guerre de Sécession et l’invention du Canada was a GG finalist (2015). She is also a writer and an actor who performs her own and others’ works on stage. Originally from Cambrai, France, Catherine Ego currently lives in Montreal.

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