Reading André Alexis' Fifteen Dogs: An Apologue

  • Robin Ridington UBC


This Giller prize winning novella raises questions about relations between man, nature and divinity.  It includes poetry using oulipo, a way of revealing poetic meaning through sound rather than the written text.  It is a good story as well as a provocative essay on our concepts of past and present divinity.

Author Biography

Robin Ridington, UBC

UBC Professor Emiritus of Anthropology

Publications on Dane-zaa, Omaha Tribe, First Nations History & Literature, oral history