48 Book Challenge --Pocahontas

It has been a peaceful day here at work, affording much time for reading. I have, however, only finished one book--Pocahontas: Medicine Woman, Spy, Entrepreneur, Diplomat, by Paula Gunn Allen (305pp). Allen, herself Native American, brings Pocahontas to life a Native American woman, whose life was so very much more than the words of the English colonizers that have been the basis for most studies of Pocahontas.

It is a really good book for anyone interested in world building, and how different ways of being in the world, and different metaphorical schema and ways of knowing shape the reality that people live.

It took me a long time to read it because it's a topic I know something about, so I had to keep stopping, and thinking, questinging my own ideas about reality, and arguing and agreeing with the text! Fun.

1 comment:

  1. Pocahontas sounds like an incredible book--I'm always looking for interesting historical books to read with my students. Thanks


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