- Taschenbuch: 230 Seiten
- Verlag: Univ of New Mexico Pr (15. Oktober 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0826349471
- ISBN-13: 978-0826349477
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 1,8 x 22,6 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 603.734 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 15. Oktober 2011
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With tales of gangs and skinwalkers, an Indian Boy Scout troop, a fanatical Sunday school teacher, and the author's own experience of sincere friendships that lead to ho?zho? (beautiful harmony), Kristofic's memoir is an honest portrait of growing up on--and growing to love--the Reservation.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Jim Kristofic has worked on and off the -Rez- for more than ten years as a river guide, journalist, and oral historian. He has written for The Navajo Times, Arizona Highways, and High Country News. He and his wife currently live in eastern Pennsylvania.
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Mr. Kristofic's prose is crisp and sparse. Not a word is wasted. His ear for dialogue is spot on, whether it is capturing the verbal volley of a bully and his victim or teenagers out on a night of aggressive play or an exchange between Anglos and Navajo.
The author effectively represented the beauty of both the place in which he found himself, as well as its people. I was privileged to inhabit his world for the days I spent reading Navajos Wear Nikes. Even after having read so much of his life, I longed to know more, to know this person better. I also wanted to know more about the Navajo. This is an interesting and touching memoir.
Jim Kristofic takes you on a journey of transformation--from the Anglo 2nd grader who doesn't have a clue how to fit in on the Rez to the young man who has adapted so well, he's invited to participate in a friend's "Blessing Way Ceremony" as if he were family. Every misstep along the way brings a new lesson in life on the Rez. And when his awkward piece finally fits the puzzle, you want to cheer for this brave kid who kept on keeping on. When he leaves the Reservation for college, he has to adjust again, but gives us a rare glimpse of how our values look through Navajo eyes.
I also enjoyed learning about Navajo culture and customs, it was an educational experience as well as a fun read. I'd definitely recommend this one.
This book written from the perspective of a white kid from the east coast became an adult among the Navajos helped me alot.
So when finally I crossed the San Juan river and I found myself in this amazing world of beautiful landscapes e silent people I was ready to learn and to respect.
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