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Native American writer Sherman Alexie on Rachel Dolezal: 'Ain't nothing new' to us

Native American writer Sherman Alexie and his followers launched a discussion on Twitter about pretend-ians in light of the Rachel Dolezal race-fakery

Grab the popcorn. 180 more words

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My forehead was blown out - poem

I don’t want to write about that dream, the one where my forehead was blown out, where the water made me the worst kind of demon-face creature around, worse than any clip I found on google image search. 311 more words


The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist-Fight in Heaven

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Frustrations can lead to rash actions. Regardless of how one feels about the frustrations boiling up in cities like Boston and Ferguson and the resulting actions, my white, middle-class frustrations in response were largely regarding my own lack of comprehension. 1,073 more words


Monday Book Review - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Have a book you think I should read and review? Tell me in the comments! Disagree with a review I gave? Let me know what you think. 300 more words


Why I Read YA (and you should too)

A girl walks into a bookstore and asks the clerk where she can find the newest YAL (Young Adult Literature).

Guy at the counter eyes her slowly up, then down. 1,260 more words


Resonation Blues

The following is an excerpt from a piece I wrote about the novel Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie. Although we don’t normally talk about literature here at Bar12, I thought these thoughts still definitely belonged here due to the subjects and themes dealt with in the novel.  588 more words


Book Review: The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian was written by Sherman Alexie, published in 2007. Alexie grew up in the town of Wellpinit on the Spokane Reservation. 369 more words