Red River Girl: A Journey into the Dark Heart of Canada

Author:   Joanna Jolly
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN:  

9780349010991


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   07 November 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Red River Girl: A Journey into the Dark Heart of Canada


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A gripping account of the unsolved death of an Indigenous teenager, the detective determined to find her killer and a country's hidden secrets On 17 August 2014, the body of fifteen-year old Indigenous runaway Tina Fontaine was found weighted down in the Red River in the Canadian city of Winnipeg. The loss of Tina was a tragedy for her family and for the Indigenous community. But it also exposed a national scandal: Indigenous women are vastly more likely than other Canadians to be assaulted and killed. Over the past few decades, hundreds had been murdered - or simply gone missing. Many of these cases have never been solved. Tina's Fontaine's death caused an outcry across Canada. The police investigation and trial that followed sparked a widespread debate on the treatment of Indigenous women, while the movement protesting those missing and murdered became an international news story. In an astonishing feat of investigation, award-winning BBC reporter and documentary maker Joanna Jolly has reconstructed Tina's life, from her childhood on the Sagkeeng First Nation Reserve to her difficult teenage years. Red River Girl is the compelling story of the elaborate police investigation into Fontaine's death and the detective obsessed with bringing her killer to justice - and an exploration of the dark side of a country known for its tolerance and liberal values. It reveals how Indigenous women, sex workers, community leaders and activists are fighting back to protect themselves and change perceptions. Most importantly, Red River Girl is an unforgettable description of the search for justice.

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Author:   Joanna Jolly
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint:   Virago Press Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 15.80cm , Height: 3.20cm , Length: 23.60cm
Weight:   0.520kg
ISBN:  

9780349010991


ISBN 10:   0349010994
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   07 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  General ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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With exacting detail, BBC reporter Joanna Jolly recounts Tina's sometimes tragic life story, her shocking death, the complex police investigation and the detective determined to find her killer. If you were hooked on the Serial podcast, then you need to pre-order this now. -- Sarra Manning * Red Magazine *


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Joanna Jolly is an award-winning BBC reporter based in London. She began her journalism career at the Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun, moving on from there to freelance in India and Australia before covering the fight for independence in East Timor. Over the past decade, she's worked as a BBC producer and reporter in Jerusalem, South Africa, Brussels, Washington, and India as well as spending two years as the BBC correspondent in Kathmandu, Nepal. During that time Jolly specialized in stories of sexual violence against women. In 2016, she earned a prestigious Fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Jolly has won several awards, including the 2007 BBC Onassis Bursary. In 2014, she won the Association of International Broadcaster's best RADIO current affairs documentary award for her in-depth look at the prosecution of rape in India. In 2015, her documentary on missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada won the Amnesty Award for best radio. In 2017, she was awarded a Judges' Special Commendation at the RSL Giles St Aubyn Awards for Non-Fiction. Red River Girl is her first book.

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