Antonine Maillet, PC CC OQ ONB FRSC is an Acadian novelist, playwright, and scholar. Acadian Avenger · La Sagouine, Acadian tourist attraction · Antonine Maillet – The Possibilities Are Endless (Trailer), National Film Board of Canada. La Sagouine is a play written by New Brunswick author Antonine Maillet that tells the story of la Sagouine, an Acadian cleaning lady from rural New Brunswick. On Île-aux-Puces, at Bouctouche, the stories of author Antonine Maillet will transport you to the traditional Acadia that she recreated around her most famous .

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She carries within herself “the riches of Acadia and its promises. She isn’t complaining, though.

A collection of sagohine by Acadian author Antonine Maillet, published in and performed on stage as a one woman show. Vocabulaire et dialecte chiac.

Very interesting, and written by my grandmother’s cousin! Log in Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe? In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Gabriel rated it really liked it Feb 26, Brenna Lynch rated it it was amazing Apr 19, If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters globeandmail.

As she reminisces and rants, telling stories about herself, her friends and neighbours, the priest and his church, and every other aspect of life in her village, she is actually telling the story of Acadie. All comments will be reviewed by one or more moderators before being posted to the site.

Summaries and Excerpts: La Sagouine / Antonine Maillet ; translated by Wayne Grady.

She then returned to teaching. At last, we understand why she and this play are national treasures. More than 30 years after its first publication in English, and five years since Wayne Grady completed this new translation, La Sagouine is available in this new, updated edition. If you are interested in contributing to the blog, please contact Acadiensis Digital Communications Editor Corey Slumkoski at corey. Click here to subscribe. La Sagouine inspired many theatre productions and television shows.


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La Sagouine is a cultural and artistic treasure

From The History Education Network. La Sagouine falls into the latter category. That is, when she isn’t bemused by government census-takers, or amused by the chaos that ensues when the parish priest decides to put the church’s seating up for auction. In this case, the original text was written in Acadian French, a combination of 16 th century French words, some First Nations influences, and the emergence of a new vocabulary — often inspired by marine terminology — to describe the physical and geographical environment of post-Expulsion Acadians in New Brunswick.

Her research focuses on Acadian literature, culture, and identity. It would be impossible to present all of Antonine Maillet’s monologues. Who Speaks for the Forgotten? She first performed it inwhen writer Antonine Maillet expanded a series of radio monologues into the one-woman play La Sagouine.

We welcome submissions on all topics Atlantic Canadian. With sales of overcopies, it brought the existence of Acadian literature to a wide and admiring audience. Saoguine you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters globeandmail.


Mar 09, Elisabeth rated it really liked it. Read most recent letters to the editor. Goose Sagpuine Editions, Since she has devoted herself entirely to writing. And there’s a hint of Brecht’s Mother Courage when, with cheerful irony, she explains the pecuniary advantages of a war.

Salima Valla rated it it was amazing Feb 20, The broadcaster was hooked.

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InConnexions Productions and its Acadian producer Phil Comeau, made a new television adaptation. Report an error Editorial code of conduct. Lisa Leblanc rated it really liked it Apr 07, Preview — La Sagouine by Antonine Maillet.

However, even if that voice is heartbreakingly disembodied in the new language and in this case, the language of the conquerorthe only alternative is silence.

After graduating, she entered the Congregation of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, and she began teaching. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Treat others as you wish to be treated Criticize ideas, not people Stay on topic Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language Flag bad behaviour Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

Straight from the heart of Acadian New Brunswick, she is the embodiment of her world, and yet touches the hearts and souls of readers and audiences from all walks of life.