The following is excerpted from Coach House Books.
In January 2022, Coach House Books announced the establishment of a Non-fiction Indigenous Advisory Board, whose members – Denise Bolduc, Hayden King, Emily Riddle and Kim Wheeler – will acquire books for the new imprint zaagigin.
As the Board explains, ‘The name is Anishinaabemowin and describes when a sprout comes out of the earth. It is related to the Anishinaabemowin word for love. The associated teaching about the nehiyaw words (which are very similar) tells us that love is about giving people room/support for them to grow, so providing room for Indigenous writers to bring forth new non-fiction works is an act of love.’
As a collective of Indigenous editors, the board is drawn to writing that offers compelling narratives of Indigenous land and life. The board aims to support authors who challenge readers on issues as varied as records of Indigenous resistance, the reclamation of Indigenous political, social, cultural and economic practices and contemporary Indigenous realities.
For more information regarding proposal submissions, click here.