Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The Truth About Stories A Native Narrative by Thomas King - Non-Fiction



In The Truth About Stories A Native Narrative as conveyed by Native novelist and scholar, Thomas King examines stories as an integral part of indigenous culture and the human spirit. He informs the reader that stories embody the human experience; they can be revealed in print or performed orally as these stories live on from one generation to the next.  King brings in the indigenous perspective as the reader is engrossed in his childhood memories in California or while living in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. 

Each chapter begins with the turtle story; this part is recounted with that subtle sense of humour that brings in a deep meaning. And each ending has the following advisory: "Don't say in the years to come that you would have lived your life differently if only you had heard this story. You've heard it now." Each story puts the reader in touch with nature through stunning expressions of responsibility and profound messages of love for the human spirit. 

The Truth About Stories A Native Narrative is a pure joy to indulge in. Each story makes the reader reflect and, more importantly, encourages one to take action.  

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