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WeeziesBooks
Wenjack | Joseph Boyden
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Book 46: I have complicated feelings about Boyden due to the controversy surrounding his claims to be Indigenous, but his writing is superb.

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Plaidsticks
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To expect a thorough recounting of US history in a 10 hour book is ridiculous, but also...it all seemed very vague and disconnected. As a resource to find more topics to read on, this is a good source. If you want to radically shift your view of history...not so much. #audiobook

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Bookworm54
Tribe: Adventures in a Changing World | Bruce Parry, Mark McCrum
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Covering all 3 seasons of Tribe, this book covers Bruce Parry‘s time living with 15 tribes.

Although I loved all of them, my favourites were in the colder climates such as Siberia. You see a lot about African and Amazonian tribes but little about those in the colder (potentially harsher?) climes.

If you liked the series this is a great read ❤️

#NonFiction #Tribes #Explorers

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Bookworm54
Tribe: Adventures in a Changing World | Bruce Parry, Mark McCrum
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Homemade chinese ‘fakeaway‘ for tea, and reading more Tribe.

I‘m loving the book so far. It shows so many different cultures and ways of life, and Bruce is excellent at describing his experiences with each host family. Really makes me want to watch the BBC series again!

And the food is delicious by the way!

#FoodAndBooks

squirrelbrain 😋Looks yummy! 3mo
Smrloomis I‘ve never heard “fakeaway” before and I love it! 3mo
Eyelit Looks fantastic! 3mo
valeriegeary 🤤🤤🤤 3mo
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UnabridgedPod
Wenjack | Joseph Boyden
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Joseph Boyden's Wenjack is a masterpiece, a concise, spare, and poetic story of Chanie, a nine-year-old Ojibwe boy who was taken from his home and placed in an Indian school designed to assimilate him into the Canadian culture. His escape with two other boys moves through his perspective and the views of the animals who accompany him on his journey in a beautiful, heartbreaking account.⠀

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Bookworm54
Tribe: Adventures in a Changing World | Bruce Parry, Mark McCrum
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Friday night and I‘m not working shifts!
Time for wine, and books 🥳

Bookwomble I loved Bruce Parry's "Tribe" TV show. An amazing and compassionate man. 3mo
Bookworm54 @Bookwomble not going to lie, the TV show is the main reason I picked up some of his books a while back! :) 3mo
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TieDyeDude
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Some of the "myths" were pretty obnoxious, and I was worried that the book would pander too much to the ignorant, but the author's do a very good job of not just providing evidence to the contrary, but also examining the source of the myth and the historical reasons it has persisted.
Could also be titled: Damn, white people REALLY suck...

Weaponxgirl 😂 so many books could be titled that! I found this a interesting read, especially since I‘m from the uk so some of the myths were new to me. 4mo
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BookInMyHands
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“You‘re a person who matters.
Yes, it‘s true.
Now go show the world what a person who matters can do.”

Thirteen indigenous people are featured in this beautiful look at heroes past and present. This would be a great book for grade-schoolers, especially since it shows modern heroes as well as historical heroes.

#indigenouspeoples

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Weaponxgirl
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I‘m from the uk so I don‘t have a huge amount of knowledge on what First Nation people have been through throughout history even though I knew it wasn‘t good.
I learnt a lot from this and at points I really had to look at my own feelings towards certain subjects. I thought her talking about cultural appropriation was excellently done and a personal highlight.
#readingwomem2019 and late to the party for #nonfiction2019

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That sounds excellent, and sad, but a great read. 6mo
Weaponxgirl @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I just learnt so much and I love a book that challenges some ideas I didn‘t know I had (I had never thought about anthropology from the side of the people being studied before for some reason for example and how harmful it could be even though in recent years I‘ve been trying to put #ownvoices more centrally in my reading) @Simona has read a book on similar subject that I‘m hoping I‘ll have time to get to this year too 6mo
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Krisjericho
When We Were Alone | David Alexander Robertson
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Quietly powerful. I really loved this one. It is important without being overbearing, and it makes the celebration of the grandmother‘s resilience stronger than the terrible things she was subjected to. The residential schools were a terrible thing. This story is of a woman who chooses to embrace everything that they tried to take from her.