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The children of someone else’s history: Reading for restorative justice

Kaye, Frances W
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) American Review of Canadian Studies 31 (Spring/Summer): 225.

Commenting on aboriginal justice issues in Canada, Kaye maintains that those issues will only be addressed genuinely and effectively if the dominant society awakes to them and claims them as its own issues. She holds up Richard Wagamese’s novel A Quality of Light as a text that has the power to evoke such awareness and sense of complicity in racism. Her review involves discussion of restorative justice and retributive justice in relation to the book’s themes of aboriginal beliefs and customs, juvenile justice and criminal justice, racism, Christianity, and more.


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