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Rooms in the House of Stone: The "Thistle" Series of Essays

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The prize-winning author of The Broken Cord and A Yellow Raft in Blue Water draws upon this powerful, poignant, and very personal examination of his reaction to the country's overwhelming poverty.
Paperback, 66 pages
Published June 1st 1993 by Milkweed Editions
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Dorris travels to Zimbabwe as part of the Save the Children Foundation. to experience firsthand the drought conditions which are plaguing the country. It is his first encounter with abject poverty and widespread hungar. He finds the people resolved, doing the best they can (which never even breaks the iceberg) with an abominable situation. His descriptions of the people, the situations as well as the impact of charitable contributions is depressing given the magnitude of the situations. At Dorri ...more
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Michael Dorris was a novelist, short story writer, nonfiction writer, and author of books for children

The first member of his family to attend college, Dorris graduated from Georgetown with honors in English and received his graduate degree in anthropology from Yale. Dorris worked as a professor of English and anthropology at Dartmouth College.

Dorris was part-Native American through the lineage o
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“Here are two facts that should not both be true:
- There is sufficient food produced in the world every year to feed every human being on the planet.
- Nearly 800 million people literally go hungry every day, with more than a third of the earth's population -- 2 billion men and women -- malnourished one way or another, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.”
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