Read, Listen, Tell paper ed

SKU: 9781771123006

Sophie McCall, Deanna Reder
Grade Levels:
College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Copyright Date:

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Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island is a critical reader of Indigenous literatures that features contributions from authors from across Turtle Island (North America). The book explores core concepts at the heart of Indigenous literary criticism, such as the relations between land, language, and community; the variety of narrative forms in Indigenous stories; and the continuities between oral and written forms of expression. Building on two decades of scholarly work to centre Indigenous knowledges and perspectives, the book contributes to the transformation of literary method while respecting and honouring Indigenous histories and peoples of these lands. It includes well-known stories by prominent authors along with works that have often been excluded from the canon, such as those from French- and Spanish-language Indigenous authors; Indigenous authors from south of the Mexican border; Chicana/o authors; Indigenous-language authors; works in translation; as-told-to narratives; and lost or underappreciated texts. In a place and time when Indigenous people often have to contend with representations that marginalize or devalue their intellectual and cultural heritage, this critical reader proclaims the diversity, vitality, and depth of Indigenous writing. It shows that the ways in which we read, listen, and tell play a key role in how we establish relationships with one another, and how we might share knowledges across cultures, languages, and social spaces. This collection brings together a  range of Indigenous stories From short fiction to as-told-to narratives, from illustrated stories to personal essays, these stories celebrate the strength of heritage and the liveliness of innovation. Ranging in tone from humorous to defiant to triumphant, the stories explore core concepts in Indigenous literary expression, such as the relations between land, language, and community, the variety of narrative forms, and the continuities between oral and written forms of expression. Rich in insight and bold in execution, the stories proclaim the diversity, vitality, and depth of Indigenous writing.  The selections include E. Pauline Johnson, Dawn Dumont, Thomas King, Gord Hill, Lee Maracle, Jeannette Armstrong, Tomson Highway, Harold Cardinal, Sherman Alexie, Richard Van Camp, Daniel Heath Justice, Simon Ortiz, and Eden Roberson. Educator Guide:

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