the inconvenient indian by thomas king

“I get stopped every time I try to cross that border, but stories go wherever hey please.” (xvi)

this quote became my email signature for awhile (it might still be). this book was another one of those that just came to me from so many different sources, and i’m glad i got to read it just in time to know that the author’s written another book already. i guess some people are just prolific like that.

“Education is generally described in terms of ‘benefits’. But why, in the name of education, should we have been required to give up everything we had, to give up who we were in order to become something we did not choose to be? Where was the benefit in that?” (119)

and really, this is just a microcosm of the wisdom that is delivered in a concise and intelligent though not preachy way. yea.

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