The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative

Category: Book
By (author): King, Thomas
Series: Cbc Massey Lectures Series
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Native Americans
  LITERARY CRITICISM / Native American
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
Awards: Trillium Book Award (2004) Winner
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Published: November 2003
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.13in x 5.13in x 0.48in
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From The Publisher*

Winner of the 2003 Trillium Book Award

"Stories are wondrous things," award-winning author and scholar Thomas King declares in his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures. "And they are dangerous."

Beginning with a traditional Native oral story, King weaves his way through literature and history, religion and politics, popular culture and social protest, gracefully elucidating North America's relationship with its Native peoples.

Native culture has deep ties to storytelling, and yet no other North American culture has been the subject of more erroneous stories. The Indian of fact, as King says, bears little resemblance to the literary Indian, the dying Indian, the construct so powerfully and often destructively projected by White North America. With keen perception and wit, King illustrates that stories are the key to, and only hope for, human understanding. He compels us to listen well.

From The Publisher*In his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures, award-winning author Thomas King illuminates North America's relationship with its Aboriginal peoples.
Biographical Note

Thomas King is Professor of English at the University of Guelph, teaching Native Literature and Creative Writing. He has been nominated for the Governor General's Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Thomas King's father was Cherokee, his mother is Greek, and he is the first CBC Massey Lecturer of Native descent; his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures, The Truth About Stories, won the Trillium Book Award, and his book A Coyote Solstice Tale won the American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award for Best Picture Book.