storyteller

First published in 1981, blends original short stories and poetry influenced by the traditional oral tales that she heard growing up on the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico with autobiographical passages, folktales, family memories, and photographs. As she mixes traditional and Western literary genres, Silko examines themes of memory, alienation, power, and identity; communicates Native American notions regarding time, nature, and spirituality; and explores how stories and storytelling shape people and communities. Storyteller illustrates how one can frame collective cultural identity in contemporary literary forms, as well as illuminates the importance of myth, oral tradition, and ritual in Silko’s own work.

Me and Mine

Me and Mine

An energetic Hopi woman emerges from a traditional family background to embrace the more conventional way of life in American today.
Ceremony

Ceremony

Thirty years since its original publication, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature, a novel that is itself a ceremony of healing.
A Navajo Legacy

A Navajo Legacy

Holiday describes how, at an early age, he began an apprenticeship with his grandfather to learn the Blessing Way ceremony.
No Turning Back

No Turning Back

Throughout her life this remarkable woman has held to the best in Hopi culture and has fought to maintain it in the lives of her students.

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