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The Truth About Stories
By (author): Thomas King
Thomas King

Imprint:

House of Anansi Press - Toronto

ISBN:

9780887846960

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Nov 01, 2003
$19.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.13in x 5.13 x 0.48 in | 0.46 lb

Page Count:

208 pages
FSC certified – mixed sources SW-COC-002358
House of Anansi Press Inc
House of Anansi Press
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / American / Native American Studies
 
Trillium Book Award 2004, Winner
  • Short Description
In his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures, award-winning author Thomas King explores how stories shape who we are and how we understand and interact with other people.

Winner of the 2003 Trillium Book Award

"Stories are wondrous things," award-winning author and scholar Thomas King declares in his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures. "And they are dangerous."

Beginning with a traditional Native oral story, King weaves his way through literature and history, religion and politics, popular culture and social protest, gracefully elucidating North America's relationship with its Native peoples.

Native culture has deep ties to storytelling, and yet no other North American culture has been the subject of more erroneous stories. The Indian of fact, as King says, bears little resemblance to the literary Indian, the dying Indian, the construct so powerfully and often destructively projected by White North America. With keen perception and wit, King illustrates that stories are the key to, and only hope for, human understanding. He compels us to listen well.

THOMAS KING has written several highly acclaimed children’s books. A Coyote Solstice Tale, illustrated by Gary Clement, won the American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award for Best Picture Book and A Coyote Columbus Story, illustrated by William Kent Monkman, was a Governor General’s Award finalist. He was a Professor of English at the University of Guelph for many years, where he taught Native Literature and Creative Writing. He won the Governor General’s Award for his adult novel, The Back of the Turtle, and he has been nominated for the Commonwealth Writers Prize.

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