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Thomas King on "The Inconvenient Indian"

  • Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: McMaster Medical Centre, Ewart Angus Centre, Room 1A1
  • Address: 1280 Main Street West (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Kerry
  • Email: events@princebooks.net
  • Phone: 905-528-4508

Novelist, broadcaster and First Nations activist, Thomas King will be in Hamilton to discuss his latest book "The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America".

"The Inconvenient Indian" is at once a “history” and the complete subversion of a history—in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North America.

Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, this book distills the insights gleaned from that meditation, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other. In the process, King refashions old stories about historical events and figures, takes a sideways look at film and pop culture, relates his own complex experiences with activism, and articulates a deep and revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands.

Please join us for this free, public lecture.

Presented by Bryan Prince Bookseller, OPIRG McMaster, McMaster First Nations Student Association and Random House of Canada.

http://www.princebooks.net

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