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Black Indian
by Shonda Buchanan

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    List Price: $19.99
    Format: Paperback, 352 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9780814345801
    Imprint: Wayne State University Press
    Publisher: Wayne State University Press
    Parent Company: Wayne State University
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    AWARD-WINNING POET Shonda Buchanan honors multiple literary traditions in her breathtaking new memoir, Black Indian. An educator, freelance writer, and literary editor, Buchanan is a culture worker with deep, decades-long engagement in communities of color. Her work honors the complexity and diversity of these Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. At once Indigenous, Black Female, Speculative, Feminist, Womanist, Urban, Southern Gothic, and counter to the Tragic Mulatto stereotype in American literature, stage, and film, Black Indian is a quintessentially American narrative. —Eisa Nefertari Ulen Read the complete review at the Los Angeles Review of Books

    “Shonda Buchanan’s Black Indian is chock full with side-eyed women’s voices singing Michigan history through blood quantum and bloodied fists. This is a midwestern testament with family as tattered, taped-up, and wrinkle-worn as all the sepia photos of proud, forgotten kinfolk found hidden in a nation’s neglected attic. Witness her down-to-the-buried-bone American story, written with colors of swamp mud, sky, and blended skin by an author besieged and besotted with the gift of dream-vision. Listen tight and you’ll hear yourself humming along like you’ve always roamed and known this place, this sweat lodged swung low chariot pulsing through your heart, and still you survived.”



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