“Promise me to listen until the last light of day” –
Shuni: What you need to know, Julie / Naomi Fontaine
On May 30th, join us for “The Night of Literature” organised by FICEP. For this first-ever virtual edition, join all the foreign cultural centres from 6pm on the FICEP Paris website and social networks.
Discover Canadian 🇨🇦 Innu author de Uashat, Naomi Fontaine. She will present and read excerpts from her latest book Shuni • What you need to know, Julie.
Naomi Fontaine writes a long letter to Shuni, a Quebecker who came to help the Innu community. She brings to life the history of her people. The faces of the mother, father and grandmother emerge. She takes the opportunity to address her son, Little Bear. The landscapes of Uashat roll by, fragmented, radiant. She tells the story of the doubt that undermines the heart of the colonized, the impossible struggle to be oneself. Shuni • What you need to know, Julie, this fragile and tender letter, speaks of the strength to invent the future, the light of truth. Life is a circle where everything begins again.
Naomi Fontaine is an Innu from Uashat, Québec. She published Kuessipan in 2011 (Mémoire d’encrier). Adapted to the cinema by Max Films (theatrical release October 4, 2019), Kuessipan was a real success. Her second novel Manikanetish, published in 2017 (Mémoire d’encrier), recounts her experience as a teacher at the Manikanetish school and was critically acclaimed. The novel is in development at ZONE3 for a Radio-Canada television series. Promise me to listen until the last light of day, Julie is her third title.