First Nations Literature
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This essay looks at three sources of First Nations literature to consider themes of racism, exclusion, classism, social justice and violence within Native communities. It uses First Nations literature as a tool to diagnose the malaise of North American society, not only in a contemporary setting but also in relation to the histories of subjugation that have marked Aboriginal interaction with White culture.
From the Paper:"The term `First Nations literature' refers to the poems, novels, stories, plays, legends and songs created by Aboriginal writers from North America. Such works are characterized by the influence of an oral tradition, and for the most part have been located far outside the mainstream of Western literature. To date, very few First Nations texts have been included among the commonly accepted `great works' of English literature. This absence is likely tied to the poor education historically received by Aboriginal youth, including residential schooling and limitations on..."
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