Dying from Improvement

By Sherene Razack,

Book cover of Dying from Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries Into Indigenous Deaths in Custody

Book description

No matter where in Canada they occur, inquiries and inquests into untimely Indigenous deaths in state custody often tell the same story. Repeating details of fatty livers, mental illness, alcoholic belligerence, and a mysterious incapacity to cope with modern life, the legal proceedings declare that there are no villains here,…

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1 author picked Dying from Improvement as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I was not born in Canada and I only arrived here in my early twenties without being aware of the colonial past or present of my new home. This study has helped me understand that portion of Canadian history and its present repercussions. Equally important, it has highlighted how Indigenous persons have and continue to be dehumanized, excluded and ‘othered’ across the country. 

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