Posted April 16, 2018
In Care shortlisted for Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award
Congratulations to Kenneth T. Williams for his play In Care being shortlisted for the Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award at the Saskatchewan Book Awards.
In Care is about a mother’s quest to get her children out of foster care. Janice Fisher has not had an easy life. She worked the streets as a teenager, was addicted to cocaine, and had her first daughter taken from her when she was just 15.
But she’s since turned her life around, and is a good mother to three happy girls — until a false accusation gets them apprehended by foster care. Now, Janice is trapped in the system like a butterfly in a spider’s web: the more she struggles to get out the more stuck she gets.
In Care is both an indictment of the racism that’s inherent in our system and a tribute to the strength people as disadvantaged as Janice must have in order to survive.