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Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
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Aug 13, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: fictiousaddict
Recommended for: those who feel dominated and intimidated.

The superiority of white people -- the notion that this particular race towers over other races -- is merely a construction, so it is possible to deconstruct it. This I learn smoothly from the suffering of Tayo, the main character, a native american, who despite having fought in a war for Uncle Sam side by side with other American citizens, didn't come home a hero but found himself shamefully marginalized just like the rest of his tribe. Through a spiritual journey in a form of ceremonies he presented for himself and his ancestors, he managed to regain the pride of himself in particular, and of his people in general. Truly useful for the sometimes inferior me.
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