Indigenous Books

A club for reading books (mainly fiction) by indigenous authors.

Posts for this club should be tagged: indigenousbooks_club.

October 11

Book: Empire of Wild

Inspired by the traditional Métis story of the Rogarou--a werewolf-like creature that haunts the roads and woods of Métis communities. Broken-hearted Joan has been searching for her husband, Victor, for almost a year--ever since he went missing on the night they had their first serious argument. One hung-over morning in a Walmart parking lot in a little town near Georgian Bay, she is drawn to a revival tent where the local Métis have been flocking to hear a charismatic preacher.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:00 PM - 2 comments

May 1

Book: Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

This extraordinary story of courage and faith is based on the actual experiences of three girls who fled from the repressive life of Moore River Native Settlement, following along the rabbit-proof fence back to their homelands. Assimilationist policy dictated that these girls be taken from their kin and their homes in order to be made white. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne at 9:08 AM - 5 comments

March 1

Book: The Marrow Thieves

Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream. In this dark world, Frenchie and his companions struggle to survive as they make their way up north to the old lands. For now, survival means staying hidden - but what they don't know is that one of them holds the secret to defeating the marrow thieves. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne at 8:24 AM - 5 comments

January 7

Indigenous Book Club?

I'm wondering if there's any interest in a FanFare bookclub that focuses on reading Indigenous writers. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne at 7:38 AM - 18 comments

January 2

Book: There There

Tommy Orange’s There There is the story of twelve unforgettable characters, Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day. As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything. [more inside]
posted by tofu_crouton at 2:40 PM - 6 comments