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The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America By Thomas King

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The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America By Thomas King

8vo. pp. xvi, 314. index. wrs. n.p.: Anchor Canada, [2013].


ISBN-10: 0385664222 / ISBN-13: 9780385664226


WINNER 2015 – CBC Bookie Awards - Non-Fiction
WINNER 2014 – RBC Taylor Prize
WINNER 2013 – Canadian Booksellers Association Non-Fiction Book of the Year
FINALIST 2014 – Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction
FINALIST 2013 – Trillium Award

"Every Canadian should read Thomas King's new book... It's funny, it's readable, and makes you think. If you have any kind of social conscience, The Inconvenient Indian will also make you angry"-
Toronto Star 
Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, The Inconvenient Indian distills the insights gleaned from Thomas King's critical and personal meditation on what it means to be "Indian" in North America, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other. In the process, King refashions old stories about historical events and figures, takes a sideways look at film and pop culture, relates his own complex experiences with activism, and articulates a deep and revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands.
     This is a book both timeless and timely, burnished with anger but tempered by wit, and ultimately a hard-won offering of hope--a sometimes inconvenient but nonetheless indispensable account for all of us, Indian and non-Indian alike, seeking to understand how we might tell a new story for the future.