Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wild, by Jay Griffiths

Today's post comes from an old school pal, Jessica Reidy! Thanks Jessica!

Wild, by Jay Griffiths

Griffiths lives with indigenous communities all over the world and talks to them about their environments, histories, beliefs, troubles, and their concepts of "wild." It is an extraordinarily important feminist, historical, and anthropological work! Indigenous people have been abused, murdered, and wiped out by missionaries and colonialists alike, erased by white interference and theft. It's a sad book, but an important book, and enormously well-written.

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