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No Parole Today
by Laura Tohe
Poetry and Memoir. In her first collection of poetry and prose memoir, Dine (Navajo) writer Laura Tohe describes her childhood on the reservation in Arizona and New Mexico, the joys and sorrows of boarding school life, and growing up to a wiser maturity, still capable of radiating things of beauty despite the memory of brutality and loss. When the moon died/ she reminded u ...more
Paperback, 47 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by West End Press
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This is one of two awesome books my sister Julia got me for Christmas--it's a collection of prose and poetry by a Navajo writer about her Indian Boarding School experience. Especially since all of the people here I know over 40 pretty much shared her experience or a similar one, it's a fascinating read. Documents a very interesting time when Navajo youth were picking and choosing what parts of white culture to assimilate and what parts of Diné culture to keep around. Thanks, Hoolia!