Contemporary challenges: conversations with Canadian native authors
Conversations with eighteen Native writers including their thoughts and concerns about writing, the influence of the oral tradition, what makes them write, the relationship between Native writers and (non-Native) critics, their views of spirituality, the question of "appropriation" of Native stories, the problems of overcoming barriers to understanding and perception between Natives and non-Natives, and the larger questions of how human beings relate to the Earth. Authors interviewed: Jeannette Armstrong, Beth Cuthand, Maria Campbell, Jordan Wheeler, Lenore Keeshig-Tobias, Tomson Highway, Beatrice Culleton, Thomas King, Greg Young-Ing, Anne Acco, Howard Adams, Daniel David Moses, Lee Maracle, Emma LaRocque, Ruby Slipperjack, Joy Asham Fedorick, Basil Johnston, and Rita Joe.
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