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The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative (The CBC Massey Lectures) Kindle Edition
Winner of the 2003 Trillium Book Award
"Stories are wondrous things," award-winning author and scholar Thomas King declares in his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures. "And they are dangerous."
Beginning with a traditional Native oral story, King weaves his way through literature and history, religion and politics, popular culture and social protest, gracefully elucidating North America's relationship with its Native peoples.
Native culture has deep ties to storytelling, and yet no other North American culture has been the subject of more erroneous stories. The Indian of fact, as King says, bears little resemblance to the literary Indian, the dying Indian, the construct so powerfully and often destructively projected by White North America. With keen perception and wit, King illustrates that stories are the key to, and only hope for, human understanding. He compels us to listen well.
About the Author
Thomas King has written several highly acclaimed children’s books. A Coyote Solstice Tale, illustrated by Gary Clement, won the American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award for Best Picture Book and A Coyote Columbus Story, illustrated by William Kent Monkman, was a Governor General’s Award finalist.
King, who is of Cherokee and Greek descent, was a Professor of English at the University of Guelph for many years, where he taught Native Literature and Creative Writing. He recently won the Governor General’s Award for his adult novel, The Back of the Turtle, and he has been nominated for the Commonwealth Writers Prize.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00IOW9ZAC
- Publisher : House of Anansi Press (Nov. 1 2003)
- Language : English
- File size : 1134 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 173 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #97,135 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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A wonderful and necessary read in postcolonial discourse.
Great book to read, highly recommend! Gives you a whole new perspective on Natives in North America.
Listen to the CBC Massey Lectures after reading to hear the stories in the writers own voice, to compare what you thought on your own and what you think after hearing the stories from him.