The Inconvenient Indian; a curious account of native people in North America - by Thomas King
In her Toronto Star review of Thomas King's 2012 book, Laura Egerston writes: "As soon as someone starts a sentence with “Every Canadian should read ...” I'm determined not to read whatever is being proselytized about. I'm contrary that way.
I'm going to risk it, though. Every Canadian should read Thomas King's new book, The Inconvenient Indian. Every high school English and History teacher should teach it. It's funny, it's readable, and it makes you think. If you have any kind of a social conscience, The Inconvenient Indian will also make you angry.
Despite the humour, it's a work that argues “when we look at Native-non-Native relations, there is no great difference between the past and the present."
Blair will lead a four week study of King's novel, every second Tuesday, beginning January 29. The book is available in hardback, paperback and kindle, on Amazon at the link below
Register for the program by completing the form here.