Speaking for the Generations: Native Writers on Writing (Sun Tracks #35) (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 35 in the Sun Tracks series.
- #21: Woven Stone (Sun Tracks #21) (Paperback): $24.95
- #28: After and Before the Lightning (Sun Tracks #28) (Paperback): $17.95
- #37: Men on the Moon: Collected Short Stories (Sun Tracks #37) (Paperback): $19.95
- #42: from Sand Creek (Sun Tracks #42) (Paperback): $12.95
- #49: Out There Somewhere (Sun Tracks #49) (Paperback): $17.95
- #53: Beyond the Reach of Time and Change: Native American Reflections on the Frank A. Rinehart Photograph Collection (Sun Tracks #53) (Paperback): $30.00
Of varied backgrounds, the writers represent Indian heritages and cultures from the Pacific Northwest to the northern plains, from Canada to Guatemala. They are poets, novelists, and playwrights. And although their backgrounds are different and their statements intensely personal, they share common themes of their relationship to the land, to their ancestors, and to future generations of their people. From Gloria Bird's powerful recounting of personal and family history to Esther Belin's vibrant tale of her urban Native homeland in Los Angeles, these writers reveal the importance of place and politics in their lives. Leslie Marmon Silko calls upon the ancient tradition of Native American storytelling and its role in connecting the people to the land. Roberta J. Hill and Elizabeth Woody ponder some of the absurdities of contemporary Native life, while Guatemalan Victor Montejo takes readers to the Mayan world, where a native culture had writing and books long before Europeans came.
Together these pieces offer an inspiring portrait of what it means to be a Native writer in the twentieth century. With passion and urgency, these writers are speaking for themselves, for their land, and for the generations.
About the Author
Poet, fiction writer, essayist, and storyteller Simon Ortiz is a native of Acoma Pueblo and is the author of numerous books.
"[Speaking for the Generations] gives voice to the need to observe the interdependence between land and people, as well as the need to listen to our ancestors." —Library Journal