Candies: A Humour Composite
New collection of humour stories and essays by award-winning author Basil H. Johnston
**Memorial Book Launch for Candies on Sat. May 7th, 2 pm at The Ginger Press, Owen Sound, Ontario**
Basil Johnston was one of the foremost Anishinaabe writers and storytellers, and his comedic stories about life in Residential School, Indian School Days, is a classic. Candies was Johnston’s first collection of humorous works in decades.
Basil Johnston will always be one of our nation's great minds and storytellers. To have known him was to know a man who understood the great medicine in humour. I urge you to read this book. You will laugh out loud and maybe learn a thing or two as you do. - Joseph Boyden, author of The Orenda
Everyone who met Basil Johnston found him not only ingenious and sharp, but hilarious. Every single narrative he told - indeed every single word - was selected for meaning and layer. Spend time with him now in the pages of Candies, and find out why he is one of the best storytellers ever. - Niigaan Sinclair, Head, Department of Native Studies, University of Manitoba
Johnston “moves effortlessly through cultural divides and through the oral and written worlds…The awe in his writing is his distinctive style.” -2013 Jury, OAC Aboriginal Arts Award