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.
“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 of the Department of Native Studies, University of Manitoba.