Joy Harjo ç Contemporary Native American Women's Writings of North America KINDLE
PDF Û BOOK Reinventing the Enemy's Language ✓ JOY HARJO ✓ [BOOKS] ✴ Reinventing the Enemy's Language: Contemporary Native American Women's Writings of North America ✻ Joy Harjo – Danpashley.co.uk This long awaited anthology celebrates the experience of Native American women and is at once aRy fiction prayer and memoir from Native American women Over eighty writers are represented from nearly fifty nations including such nationally known writers as Louise Erdrich Linda Hogan Leslie Marmon Silko Lee Maracle Janet Campb Reinventing the Enemy's Language is the first time a collection of Native American Women's writing has been published Every poem story essay has been carefully thought out and put together with a deep respect for the Nations This book is a must read for all who are interested in America's original people
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Ell Hale and Luci Tapahonso; others Wilma Mankiller Winona LaDuke and Bea Medicine who are known primarily for their contributions to tribal communities; and some who are published here for the first time in this landmark volum This anthology is an amazing and impactful representation of Native stories from all different walks of life The excerpts I read from Reinventing the Enemy’s Language were extremely impactful I’d say there was two that stuck out to me the most those being The Housing Poem and Confession The Housing Poem gives you so much substance in such a small amount of words It really shows you the amount of ‘punch’ words really do have Being a middle class white person I can’t say I have any ounce of an idea what life is like for a Native family living in unfortunate circumstances We get a glimpse into the lives of a family living together in a small apartment that is very under developed We also learn a lot about the definition of family in regards to different people Everyone has a different definition of family and we get to see here what it can mean to other people in difference to us readers Confession also really packs a punch A Native woman is recalling an experience she had as a young child basically ‘confessing’ to an assault that happened to her at a very young age The ways she tells the story shows that she is ashamed and that it is something she shouldn’t talk about She feels immense guilt from the situation even though she was just five years old These are just two of the many stories this book tells I also really like the fact that most of the essays and poems showcased have a bit of history about the author beforehand If you’re reading those are not something you want to skip over A lot of times they can give a lot context into the purpose of the writing itself Not only are so many Native voices represented but they all have stories very different yet they all have universal truths I think it’s really important for something like this to be read and understood by everyone The sovereignty present in this book is important for everyone to hear
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Reinventing the Enemy's Language Contemporary Native American Women's Writings of North AmericaThis long awaited anthology celebrates the experience of Native American women and is at once an important contribution to our literature and an historical document It is the most comprehensive anthology of its kind to collect poet 455 White men put flesh on dinosaur bones to reconstruct the entire animal to show they are smarter than the animal they construct out of their own egos They do the same thing with us by rewriting our history They do not have to be right they only have to do the act itself Scott Kayla Morrison Kela Humma Red Hawk Choctaw 'An Apokni by Any Other Name Is Still a Kakoo' If you've been following #NoDAPL at all you'll know that a recent presidential decision has effectively halted construction of a oil pipeline too toxic for white suburban communities but apparently just right for indigenous reservations This victory seems perhaps in the wake of 2016's uniue nightmare before the holidays less than it could have been but it still marks a triumph in the midst of the horror that is 500 years of rape in terms both archaic and otherwise Seizure of another's property Land grab Woman grab Children grab Cultural eradication Kill the indigenous save the man Treaties put into place two centuries and in place that despite having been violated less than a week letter still control the language with which the original inhabitants of what is currently known as the Americas use to refer themselves Should they refuse this language they come under the threat of being stripped of what little they have left What then is there left to be done? I feel that writing is an act of survival But there is than my own survival that is at stake These days I feel a kind of urgency to reconstruct memory annihilate the slow amnesia of the dominant culture and reclaim the past as a viable if painful entity Janice Gould Maidu Joy Harjo Janet Campbell Hale Paula Gunn Allen Velma Wallis Leslie Marmon Silko Elizabeth Cook Lynn Linda Hogan Beth Brant Wilma Mankiller Louise Erdrich These are reinventers of the enemy's language that I and a sizable number of other enemies have come into contact with without having read this compilation Muscogee Couer D'Alene Laguna Sioux Athabascan Crow Creek Sioux Chickasaw Mohawk Cherokee Turtle Mountain Chippewa These are the nations I and a sizable number of other enemies are still swallowing up Scott Kayla Morrison aka Kela Humma Choctaw Susan Power Yanktonnai Sioux Janice Gould Maidu Jeannette Armstrong Okanagan These are reinventers of the enemy's language that I found 'striking' and perhaps mistakenly believe other enemies have not yet come into with There are many others and because I pushed too hard when it came to which women owned their names in artistry and which ones didn't I can neither create nor ameliorate their author profiles on this particular website That is probably for the best though I already conduct too much free labor for this corporatized library as isMore than half of the states composing the US owe their linguistic sustainability to the indigenous people metaphorical roots which do little to combat seuestering in reservations and genocide everywhere else It's not the only reason why I still get friend reuests from people with whom a share nearly 300 works of which a mere three are by women of color but the situations run on the same fuel Within the already sunken realm of writings by women of color there is still yet further stratification and I will admit to having fallen into their trap while devoting two thirds of 2016's reading to this oft neglected but still hierarchical demographic Good intentions will always pave the road in hell if they are ever considered anything than a work in progress I didn't feel rebellious I felt honestIn the other world of the preparatory school I attended experience felt abstract refracted through the distancing process of intellectual analysis Susan Power Yanktonnai Sioux The half star I took off of this is for arbitrary reasons such as personal aesthetics when it comes to compilations such as these as well as the fact that I couldn't follow my transient reading footprint with a stable digital directory one As such I leave the shinier one up top unmarked as there is a vast difference between positive ratings for the sake of socioecononmic prosperity and boosting works in order to actively resist annihilation Nowadays it is possible for works such as Weweni and Sanaa to exist so perhaps the Overton window can be pushed past the need to reinvent the enemy and into the right to exist on less lethally linguistic terms However that won't happen on its own or in a vacuum or without effort which should rightfully rest on the shoulders of those who rendered the language lethal in the first place not those doing their best to survive it #NoDAPL continues on despite assurances of victory for that is only one branch of the beast sunk into the heart of myriad peoples and such monstrosities always sleep with one of many eyes open I watched rockshurled and smashedinto cars of old Mohawk menwomen and childrenon a bridgein Montrealand the million dollarrock slideblockageson ten BC roadsafter stones rained down rock cliffson police liftinghuman blockadesprotecting the slow disintegrationof bones into sandresting under headstoneson Liliwat land Jeanette Armstrong Okanagan 'I Study Rocks'