CAB Publishing announces the upcoming release of Whiteness is Not an Ancestor: Essays on Life and Lineage by white Women. Edited and Foreword written by Lisa Iversen, MSW, LCSW.

Advanced Reader Copies (ARC) are available through NetGalley, Edelweiss, and CAB Publishing.

Essays written by Sonya Lea, Karin Konstantynowicz, Anne Hayden, Summer Starr, Kate Regan, June BlueSpruce, Sabine Olsen, Carole Harmon, Christina Greené, Sharon Halfnight, Una Suseli O’Connell, and Pam Emerson. 

“To even consider looking into the mirror of history without looking away from the face of the perpetrator takes tremendous courage. Each and every woman in this book started the painful process of looking at themselves and their family’s history. This book is a rare and necessary document.”

— Daan van Kampenhout, author of The Tears of the Ancestors: Victims and Perpetrators in the Tribal Soul

“These are stories that need to be told…These are not histories told at a distance. They are not told by innocents. They are thoughtful, often vulnerable, painful and layered stories that, in dialogue, locate us on the ground in our own lives…Thank you to each for the courage to model moving out of denial.”

— Sandra Semchuck, author of The Stories Were Not Told: Canada’s First World War Internment Camps, and recipient of the Governor General Award for Visual & Media Arts

The essays that this group of soulful women have written provide a glimmer of possibility that we can re-humanize ourselves…I saw new pathways I could travel. People of color need us to find our way back home. So do we.” 

— Katrina Browne, producer/director, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North

Coming October 13, 2020

Whiteness is Not an Ancestor — Coming October 13, 2020