One Native Life (PB)

SKU: 9781553653127

Richard Wagamese
Grade Levels:
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Ojibwe, Woodland
Book Type:
Douglas & McIntyre
Copyright Date:

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One Native Life by journalist and author Richard Wagamese breaks new ground in the world of Aboriginal literature. Richard Wagamese is Ojibway from the Wabasseemoong First Nation and has worked newspaper reporter and a broadcaster for radio and TV. His latest volume offers readers a positive and hopeful journey following this Ojibwe man's life journey as an abused child sent to foster homes, experiencing racism, overcoming alcoholism, and finding one's Indigenous identity. Wagamese has arrived at a place of peace and healing where his wisdom shines through the bleakness of a traumatic childhood. As a writer and journalist he has met remarkable people along the way and this memoir offers the reader a glimpse of his journey. When he meets his grandfather for the first time, we are there with him and many can relate this to their own family life. Each brief chapter is a remarkable vignette that adds to this man's life story. His writing captivates and holds one's attention whether he is enjoying lemon pie with Mohammed Ali or interviewing Pierre Elliott Trudeau. His spiritual connection to the land is evident and the reader is left with the knowledge that one has read the work of a man wise beyond his years. Highly recommended.

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