My Conversations With Canadians Paperback – Sept. 1 2017
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Praise for My Converstaions With Canadians:
"My Conversations With Canadians… offer[s] strength and solidarity to Indigenous readers, and a generous guide to allyship for non-Indigenous readers. For the latter, these books will unsettle, but to engage in allyship is to commit to being unsettled—all the time." —The Globe and Mail
"Maracle sets the record straight on a few of our beloved myths, including Canada's current narrative as a model multicultural society." —Kamal Al-Solaylee
"A very timely work in the era of the botched Canada 150 celebrations and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women inquiry… a powerful and thought provoking read. Highly recommended." —Vancouver Sun
"By inviting us into her home, Maracle reminds us that we inhabit someone else's space. We come to see that maybe we are the problem and that reconciliation is not a solution—not without restitution." —The UC Observer
"In these pages, Maracle develops a relationship with her audience that feels intuitive and intimate, yet weaves together something far more comprehensive than any interview or conversation could provide." —Maisonneuve
"As challenging as these "conversations" may be for some Canadians, the harshness pales in comparison to the abuses endured at residential schools. Readers will not be stripped naked, deloused, and then shaved bald on their first day of school. Only the readers' false notions will be stripped away." —Hamilton Review of Books
"Maracle, never one to hold back, is an unblinking observer of First Nations experience and seizes the moment—specifically the occasion of Canada's 150th birthday—to release this collection of essays… A unique voice worth heeding." —Now Magazine
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- ASIN : 1771663588
- Publisher : Book*hug Press (Sept. 1 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 260 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781771663588
- ISBN-13 : 978-1771663588
- Item weight : 220 g
- Dimensions : 13.72 x 1.27 x 20.32 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #35,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The author does not like Male
She does not like white
Old in either is bad too, but old in native is an asset, of course.
Black females are pretty good; black males, um, maybe.
The format of each chapter is Some Old White Male Says something (she perceives to be) stupid, and she rants at him with an egotistical smirk.
I am not stupid, but I am ignorant of the facts of the First Nations situation. I buy books to become informed. I have bought many books on the subject recently and am reading them all. This book does not encourage dialogue, it only encourages angry solitudes. Have fun being angry.
There are some interesting facts in this book (thus an extra star). But there are many interesting facts in many books.
This book is not a keeper
Indigenous people. Sometimes her words made me say out loud, Did she actually say that? Wow! Other times, I wish her words could be broadcasted for all to hear.