Chris Stark on Native Women’s Stories

Today on the show, Anishinaabe and Cherokee writer Chris Stark shares excerpts from and discusses her new novel, Carnival Lights, which deals with topics like sexual assault, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and the traumatic legacy of boarding schools.

Chris Stark is an Anishinaabe and Cherokee writer, researcher, and community organizer. Her first novel, Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation, was a Lambda Literary finalist. Her second novel, Carnival Lights, is a current Minnesota Book Awards finalist. She teaches writing at Central Lakes Community College and consults nationally about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Cover photo of Chris Stark from World Without Exploitation

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