[ View the story "#StreamBookClub: Indigenous storytellers" on Storify] #StreamBookClub: Indigenous storytellers A complete list of The Stream community's favourite Native American and indigenous writers and comic book artists.
The Stream· Thu, Mar 24 2016 15:07:56
J.K. Rowling's controversial depiction of Native Americans in "History of Magic in North America" reignited a debate about indigenous representation in the literary world.
The recent #StreamBookClub discussion on diversity in publishing revealed an interest in indigenous writers and artists. Community member Kenny Coble asked for recommendations of native authors:
#StreamBookClub I haven't read many books by Native Americans. I love these. What else should I read? @AJStream
We asked our audience for suggestions. Here's what they shared:
Vine Deloria Jr. b/c, next to mom, he showed me there's some of the wildest fiction ever written in U.S. history.
@AJStream Some of my favorite books are Walk the Clouds, Moonshot, Off the Path, great anthologies of native writing
@ajstream @AnnaMarieSewell 4 her poetry and songs. coz she can make u laugh, cry & want to change the world, all in 1 breath. #NativeVoicesTrish Sewell
#AJstream check out @TraceyLindberg 's book Birdie: the ceremony in that is so beautiful, so respected, so important for us as Indig people.Angela Semple
@AJStream @SGJ72 is another fave. His scary stories are beyond scary. Beyond.TFSColeman
@AJStream plus, he is prime example of artist refusing stereotypes. 2 write sci-fi/horror as NA=radical. 2 b so good at it=revolutionary.TFSColeman
@AJStream I recommend checking out @AHComicsInc's Moonshot, a graphic novel & collaboration between Indigenous writers and artistsRae Marie
@Nuri_ibrahim @AJStream @AHComicsInc The characters in the stories are complex and created by Indigenous people, giving authority & voiceRae Marie
The Stream - Reimagining Native Americans in the artsAl Jazeera English
Now back to our book recommendations.
Anna Marie Sewell
, an indigenous writer and poet in Canada, weighed in:
@AJStream Connie Fife, for her ferocious clarity. #NativeVoices #IndigenousReadsAnna Marie Sewell
@AJStream @richardwagamese for his honesty and his call to spiritual balance #NativeVoices #IndigenousReadsAnna Marie Sewell
@AJStream @richardvancamp for his vivid, hilarious, heart-wide-open tales of real magic and how to use it. #NativeVoices #IndigenousReadsAnna Marie Sewell
@AJStream one more. in many ways, our most glorious poet, @gregoryscofield wise,kind,ferocious, deeply real.Anna Marie Sewell
@AJStream @Waynthurson because he writes a missing voice and perspective, with guts and élan. #NativeVoices #IndigenousReadsAnna Marie Sewell
@AJStream @dumont_marilyn for her wry perspicacity and speaking truth to power #NativeVoices #IndigenousReadsAnna Marie Sewell
@AJStream @JoyHarjo for her musicality, for how she tells the dark tales without losing sight of the light. #NativeVoices #IndigenousReadsAnna Marie Sewell
Marvel comic book artist Jeffrey Veregge shared his favourite non-native writers who address Native American issues.
@Nuri_ibrahim @AHComicsInc @AJStream I do. If U look at the great works in Comics, Novels & Film, U can get writers who treat with respectJeffrey Veregge
@Nuri_ibrahim @AHComicsInc @AJStream Michael Blake, writer of Dances with WolvesJeffrey Veregge
@Nuri_ibrahim @AHComicsInc @AJStream Tony Hillerman, Jason AaronJeffrey Veregge
Who did we miss? Share your recommendations using #StreamBookClub.