Monday, August 4, 2014

Evergreen™ Featured Title: The Inconvenient Indian

The Inconvenient IndianThe Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
970.00497 Kin

The Inconvenient Indian is at once a “history” and the complete subversion of a history—in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North America.
This is a book both timeless and timely, burnished with anger but tempered by wit, and ultimately a hard-won offering of hope -- a sometimes inconvenient, but nonetheless indispensable account for all of us, Indian and non-Indian alike, seeking to understand how we might tell a new story for the future.
You can get a little taste of this book by checking out the publisher’s page, and reading an excerpt. Or, you might want to listen to Brent Bambury chatting with King about the writing of this book over at CBC Books.

Thomas King is always a great interview; take a look at this brief discussion to learn more about The Inconvenient Indian.

Don’t forget, if you read this book as part of SPL’s STARR Summer Reading program, you can claim 2 stamps on your Rewards Card, and also be eligible to vote during Ontario Public Library Week in October to choose the winner of the Evergreen™ Award!

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