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Sovereign Stories and Blood Memories : Native American Women's Autobiography - (Hardcover)

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In Sovereign Stories, Annette Angela Portillo examines Native American women's autobiographical discourses and multiple-voiced life stories that resist generic conventional notions of first-person narrative. She argues that these "sovereign stories" and "blood memories" not only reveal the multilayered histories and identities shared by each author, but demonstrate how their narratives are grounded in ancestral memory and land. These autobiographies recall settler-colonialism, deterritorialization, and genocide as the writers and activist-scholars reclaim their voices across cultural, national, and digital boundaries. Portillo provides close readings of memoirs, life stories, oral histories, blogs, social media sites, and experimental multigenre narratives including those by Delfina Cuero, Ruby Modesto, Leslie Marmon Silko, Pretty-Shield, Zitkala-Sa, and Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins.

Number of Pages: 204
Genre: Literary Criticism, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr
Author: Annette Angela Portillo
Language: English
Street Date: December 15, 2017
TCIN: 53028009
UPC: 9780826359155
Item Number (DPCI): 248-52-5408

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