Poetry. Fiction. Native American Studies. This anthology of native Alaskan writers helps map the rich and unique identity of the native Alaskan people. Included in the book are bios of the selected writers and bibliographies of their books. The authors include Diane E. Benson, Fred Bigjim, Robert H. Davis, Mary Lockwood, Yvone Mozee, Glen Simson, and Mary TallMountain. From different perspectives, each captures the environment of Alaska, their own relationship to that land, and the social particulars of an under-appreciated community.
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Title: Raven Tells Stories: An Anthology of Alaska Native Writing
Author: Joseph Bruchac
Publisher: Greenfield Review Literary Center, Incorporated
Date Published: June 1991
Edition: 1st Edition
Library JournalTo provide a fresh look at Alaskan culture, editor Bruchac has compiled an assortment of poems, stories, essays, plays, and journal excerpts from the writings of native Alaskans. All deal with the transitions, losses, struggles, and successes of life in a changing homeland. Many of the writers vividly remember the changes, good and bad, that statehood brought. More than one (most notably Robert H. Davis) remark on the irony of a white culture that stripped natives of their heritage and now asks them to revive it for politically correct university courses. Some of the 23 writers are well known (Mary TallMountain and Fred Bigjim, for example), while others are celebrating their first publication. Most authors provide short autobiographies presenting their cultural and literary influences as an introduction to their statement. Recommended.-- Debbie Tucker, Cincinnati Technical Coll.
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