What Do I Read Next?
Ceremony (1977) by Leslie Marmon Silko. Interweaves free verse poetry with narrative prose. Tayo, a World War II veteran of mixed AngloIndian heritage, returns to the reservation after the war, psychically wounded by his war experiences. Rejecting alcohol and other diversions, Tayo must come to terms with his cultural heritage in a process of spiritual and psychological healing.
Storyteller (1981) by Leslie Marmon Silko. A collection of autobiographical reminiscences, stories, poetry, songs, and photographs concerning the role of storytelling and the storyteller in contemporary Native American culture.
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993) by Sherman Alexie, a Native American writer. A collection of short stories about growing up on the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation in Washington. Concerns the role of both popular mainstream American culture and Native American tradition in the formation of contemporary Native American identity.
Love Medicine (1984) by Louise Erdrich. One of the best known novels by one of the most prominent Native American writers of the Native American literary renaissance. Erdrich won the National Book Critics Circle Award for this, her first novel, which is comprised of fourteen interconnected stories told by seven different members of the Turtle Mountain Chippawa community.
The Woman Who Owned the Shadows (1983) by Paula Gunn Allen. A novel in which the main character, of mixed Anglo-Indian heritage, grapples with her ethnic heritage and her sexual identity as a lesbian.
Leslie Marmon Silko: A Collection of Critical Essays (1999) by Leslie Marmon Silko. Silko's most recent non-fiction work of critical essays.
Song of the Turtle: American Indian Literature, 1974-1994 (1996) edited and with an introduction by Paula
Gunn Allen. A collection of contemporary American Indian poetry and short stories, including ‘‘Tony's Story,’’ by Leslie Marmon Silko.
Yellow Woman and the Beauty of the Spirit:...
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