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Without Reservation: Indigenous Erotica

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This book is a collection of poetry and prose by aboriginal writers from Canada, the U.S., New Zealand, Samoa, and Australia, co-published by Canada's Kegedonce Press and New Zealand's Huia Publishers. The book features both male and female contributors, gay, straight and bisexual, and represents a broad range of cultures and territories, from Inuit and Plains Cree to Spok ...more
Paperback, 213 pages
Published October 15th 2003 by Kegedonce Press (first published January 2003)
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This was a surprise!

Sometimes cheeky, sometimes filthy, sometimes sweet and sentimental, this collection was light-hearted and readable. This collection features authors from Canada (Turtle Island), Aboriginal Indigenous authors from Australia, Maori authors from New Zealand, Samoa and more.

I really enjoyed that each author had the opportunity to contribute multiple pieces of short fiction -- it felt like I got more of a taste for their writing style than from just one single piece. Some of th
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Yes I know this review is a little late… but better late than never :)

“The night was dark… and so was he”, Drew Hayden Taylor joked to Lee Maracle and Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm some years ago in a Toronto bar. And so began Damm thinking about sex, apparently quite a lot. So much so it drove her to cross countries and oceans to pull together proof that erotica is alive and well in Indigenous communities in Canada, the USA, Aotearoa and Australia (and no doubt elsewhere too!!).

Without Reservation is a
Nov 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm does a great job of compiling of poetry and prose of an otherwise very difficult to find subject. fantastic inclusions from Scofield, Hobson, Arnott, Nadjiwon, and Ruffo of both erotic and romantic verse. my only hang up was that it was organized with no discernible order? for example, four of scofield's poems are featured, but grouped in two, many pages apart... perhaps i missed the reasoning. i am very grateful to have been lent this collection though! it was an enjoyabl ...more
Jaime Morse
Was pleased to hear live readings from a few of the authors. It's an important book to enjoy indigenous erotica and for opening up the discussion in this area. Admittedly, some of the stories didn't leave me with that erotic feeling - there were some pretty tame stories - more romantic than erotic. But like I said, important for opening and continuing a discussion.
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