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Katherena Vermette

January-February 2018

REVIEW: New graphic novel series explores life of Métis teenager through illustrated storytelling

Inside Pemmican Wars: A Girl Called Echo, Vol. 1

Alicia Elliott

Pemmican Wars: A Girl Called Echo, Vol. 1 By Katherena Vermette Portage & Main Press, $18.95 In Pemmican Wars, the first part of Katherena Vermette’s new graphic novel series A Girl Called Echo, we are reminded what comics do best: tell a story through pictures. Illustrated by Scott B. Henderson and coloured by Donovan Yaciuk, […] More »
January-February 2017

Award-winning novel explores life in Winnipeg’s North End

The Break, now a Canada Reads finalist, is author Katherena Vermette's first novel

Ophelie Zalcmanis-Lai

The Break By Katherena Vermette House of Anansi, $22.95 “In the end, all that matters is what is right here.” These words by Métis writer Katherena Vermette perfectly capture the heart of the stories within The Break. Vermette, who won the 2013 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, offers alternative perspectives surrounding a brutal crime—each […] More »