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date: 21 July 2019

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This chapter examines the encounter between Indigenous and Western epistemologies and how it informs the literary production of four Indigenous women writers: Jeannette Armstrong, Marie Clements, Lee Maracle, and Eden Robinson. Highlighting the question of hospitality, the chapter examines how this epistemic encounter configures the limits and possibilities of intimacy, friendship, and other political kinships. Texts such as Ravensong, The Unnatural and Accidental Women, Monkey Beach, and Whispering in Shadows represent the precarious aspects of hospitable relations in the settler nation. However, these texts also engage with Indigenous storytelling techniques that reconfigure hospitality as a reparative framework with which to disclose and displace colonial violence.

Keywords: Indigenous epistemologies, Indigenous women writers, storytelling, hospitality, kinship, colonial, violence

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