My Conversations with Canadians by Lee Maracle (100)

On her first book tour at the age of 26, Lee Maracle was asked a question from the audience, one she couldn’t possibly answer at that moment.  But she has been thinking about it ever since.

As time passed, she has been asked countless similar questions, all of them too big to answer but not too large to contemplate.

These questions, which touch upon subjects such as citizenship, segregation, labour, law, prejudice and reconciliation, are the heart of this book.

In prose essays that are both conversational and direct, Maracle seeks not to provide any answers to these questions she has lived with so long. Rather, she thinks through each one using a multitude of experiences she’s had in Canada, as an Indigenous leader, a woman and mother and grandmother over the course of her life.

I really enjoyed this book. It is honest and raw in places as well as humorous.

Rating: 4 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

Advertisements

About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
This entry was posted in Author from Ontario, Canada, Cultural Diversity, Culture in Canada, Educational book, Indigenous issues, Indigenous Peoples. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.