Why Indigenous Literatures Matter asserts the vital significance of literary expression to the political, creative, and intellectual efforts of Indigenous peoples today. In considering the connections between literature and lived experience, this book contemplates four key questions at the heart of Indigenous kinship traditions: How do we learn to be human? How do we become good relatives? How do we become good ancestors? How do we learn to live together?
Over the course of the last twenty years, Native American and Indigenous American literary studies has experienced a dramatic shift from a critical focus on identity and authenticity to the intellectual, cultural, political, historical, and tribal nation contexts from which these Indigenous literatures emerge. The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature reflects on these changes and provides a complete overview of the current state of the field.
Wyrwood: The Way of Thorn and Thunder, Book Two is a fantasy novel by Cherokee author Daniel Heath Justice. In this second book of his trilogy, Daniel Heath Justice continues the story of an amazingly complex world with characters and histories worthy of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
Kynship: The Way of Thorn and Thunder, Book One is a fantasy novel by Cherokee author Daniel Heath Justice. In this first book of his trilogy, Daniel Heath Justice creates an amazingly complex world with characters and histories worthy of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. This book is selected as a recommended title in the 2009 First Nations Libraries Community Reads program.
Reasoning Together: The Native Critics Collective is a collection of thirteen essays by Native American literary critics brought together by editors Craig Womack, Daniel Health Justice, and Christopher Teuton. The essays are more a conversation among Native scholars about the nature of literacy critical analysis as it applies to Native American and First Nations literary efforts. The scholars represent a range of First Nations from Cree and Métis to Creek and Cherokee.