The Truth about Stories: A Native Narrative

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House of Anansi, 2003 - Authors, Canadian - 172 pages
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"Stories are wondrous things," award-winning Canadian author and scholar Thomas King declares in his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures. "And they are dangerous." Stories assert tremendous control over our lives, informing who we are and how we treat one another as friends, family and citizens. With keen perception and wit, king illustrates that stories are the key to, and the only hope for, human understanding, He compels us to listen well.

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King is a brilliant and accessible writer and speaker. - Goodreads
Entertaining and educational. - Goodreads
Truly great writing. - Goodreads

Review: The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative

User Review  - Danika at The Lesbrary - Goodreads

This is a re-read for me. There are a few books that I want to re-read even as I read it, and this is one of them. Such a quick read (or listen), but packed with so much, both about racism and Native history as well as the nature of storytelling. Read full review

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User Review  - Jean - Goodreads

Amazingly written and very emotional. I strongly recommend reading this book. It's a quick read (only took me a day) and is very much worth your time. Read full review

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Youll Never Believe What Happened Is Always a Great Way to Start
Youre Not the Indian I Had in Mind
Let Me Entertain You
A Million Porcupines Crying in the Dark
What Is It About Us That You Dont Like?
Private Stories

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About the author (2003)

Thomas King is Professor of English at the University of Guelph, teaching Native Literature and Creative Writing. He has been nominated for the Governor General's Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Thomas King's father was Cherokee, his mother is Greek, and he is the first CBC Massey Lecturer of Native descent; his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures, The Truth About Stories, won the Trillium Book Award, and his book A Coyote Solstice Talewon the American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award for Best Picture Book.

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