Cibou : a novel /
Susan Young de Biagi.
Sydney, N.S. : Cape Breton University Press, c2008.
256 p. : port. ; 21 cm.
1897009291 (pbk.), 9781897009291 (pbk.)
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Sydney, N.S. : Cape Breton University Press, c2008.
1897009291 (pbk.)
9781897009291 (pbk.)
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Includes bibliographical references.
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This item was nominated for the following awards:
Dartmouth Book Award, CAN, 2009 : Nominated
Main Description
Sensitive and enlightening, Cibou is set in 17th-century Mi'kma'ki, territory of the Mi'kmaq of Maritime Canada. The story is that of a young Mi'kmaq woman and her relationship with Jesuit missionary Anthony Daniel - a historical figure who was first stationed in Cape Breton in 1632 - and his brother, Captain Charles Daniel who had established a French trading post in 1629. The priest Daniel was later posted to Huronia where, 14 years later, he met a violent end and martyrdom as Saint Anthony Daniel. Susan Biagi has woven a marvelously intuitive tale ... at once beautiful and harsh, observing the simple and dangerous lives of cultures interacting on the threshold of new world history.

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