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Sáanii Dahataal/The Women Are Singing: Poems and Stories
     

Sáanii Dahataal/The Women Are Singing: Poems and Stories

by Luci Tapahonso, Tapahonso
 

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ISBN-10: 0816513619

ISBN-13: 9780816513611

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

In this cycle of poetry and stories, Navajo writer Luci Tapahonso shares memories of her home in Shiprock, New Mexico, and of the places and people there. Through these celebrations of birth, partings, and reunions, this gifted writer displays both her love of the Navajo world and her resonant use of language. Blending memoir and fiction in the storytelling

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In this cycle of poetry and stories, Navajo writer Luci Tapahonso shares memories of her home in Shiprock, New Mexico, and of the places and people there. Through these celebrations of birth, partings, and reunions, this gifted writer displays both her love of the Navajo world and her resonant use of language. Blending memoir and fiction in the storytelling style common to many Indian traditions, Tapahonso's writing shows that life and death are intertwined, and that the Navajo people live with the knowledge that identity is formed by knowing about the people to whom one belongs. The use of both English and Navajo in her work creates an interplay that may also give readers a new way of understanding their connectedness to their own inner lives and to other people.

Luci Tapahonso shows how the details of everyday life—whether the tragedy of losing a loved one or the joy of raising children, or simply drinking coffee with her uncle—bear evidence of cultural endurance and continuity. Through her work, readers may come to better appreciate the different perceptions that come from women's lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816513611
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Series:
Sun Tracks Series , #23
Pages:
95
Sales rank:
1,385,075
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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