I Tell You Now
Autobiographical Essays by Native American WritersBook - 1987
A rich diversity of attitude, experience, and literary style can be seen in I Tell You Now . For these Native American writers, being caught between two cultures has sharpened the struggle for self-identity and a sense of self-worth. They describe their bittersweet memories of childhood and family life, their fight against prejudice and poverty, their triumph over personal problems, their role models and schooling, their reverence for the land and anger over the rape of it, and their sources of artistic inspiration. Metaphorically or literally, they do go home again--to a proud and dignified cultural heritage. And the vehicle for these inheritors of an oral tradition is the written word.
In their introduction, the editors, Brian Swann and Arnold Krupat, trace the history of Native American autobiography in its various forms.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1987
Characteristics: xv, 283 p. ; 24 cm
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