I Am Woman has ratings and 34 reviews. A revised edition of Lee Maracle’s visionary book which links teaching of her First Nations heritage with feminism. Lee Maracle links her First Nations heritage with feminism in I Am Woman. I Am Woman – Lee Maracle. In general, I thought this book to be akin in form to Highway’s The Truth About Stories – using plain english, oral.

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Like the standing behind the men, etc. University of Queensland Library. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone who truly cares about colonization and its effects on our Indigenous people The writing comes across as though each chapter byy a speech at a protest.

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This single location in Western Australia: View all 3 comments. We were raised in a settler society, divorced from our past and alienated from our past. There is value in both writers’ arguments and I am not suggesting one is better than the other–certainly, Maracle prefers a return to indigenous traditions for the exaltation of women that was central to their practice; this is marxcle something Lyons touches on too much.

Sep 30, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: Reading this book will never be easy as long as decolonization is not a fact. Be the first to add this to a list. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Contents Want to Write. University of Western Australia. While there is marcle more stuff to deconstruct here, this book needs multiple read troughs.


It remains my attempt to present a Native woman’s sociological perspective on the impacts of colonialism on us, as women, and on my self personally. Books by Lee Maracle.

I Am Woman: A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism

Presented through poetry, stories and essays, the collection represents Maracle’s struggle maraccle womanhood, culture, traditional spiritual beliefs and political sovereignty. May 28, Michelle rated it really maarcle it Shelves: Each chapter might appear a “rant,” but the connections and conclusions Maracle draws are informative and insightful, pushing readers to think critically.

I can honestly say, as a native male, that this is one of the most powerful books that I have ever read. I am a proud and patriotic Canadian.

I read and re-read this book while in university studying native cultures throughtout Canada. Selected pages Title Page.

We are Not You: This is an excellent, well researched treatise on how academicians who try to fit Native American women into either feminist or sociological boxes fail. I was looking for more than that, and was a little disappointed.

English Choose a language for shopping. All valid, but she loses me again when she says women choosing to love women are opposing rape, as sex and marriage between a man and woman equates to rape often — as women often feel they cannot say no in bed. Jan 15, Malou Brouwer rated it really liked it Shelves: She most recently was the writer-in-residence at the University of Guelph.


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Now that I’ve finished it I’m going back to take some notes My original intention was to empower Native women to take to heart their own personal struggle for Native feminist being. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Where Maracle seems to encourage indigenous peoples of CanAmerica to rem I admire Maracle’s vigor and rage and the tactful way she infuses both into her writing.

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Separate different tags with a comma. I enjoyed that, although I was reminded multiple times that this was originally printed in and reprinted in — so the original tellings are already almost 3 decades old. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. She speaks of claiming her story for Indigenous women and people, that she is writing for her own peoples, as well that we have a terrible tendency to drag one another down.