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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:American / Native American
  • Language:English
  • Pages:80
  • eBook ISBN:9780971019317

A Navajo Scrapbook

by Rutherford Ashley

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Overview
Rutherford Ashley, of the Navajo people, presents a scrap book of 102 poems that take snapshots of what is the Navajo experience, from being too young for pre-school age in the 1970s, to dealing with aspects of Navajo identity, the work is like a family photo album, as surely more than one reader will identify with young Basil, the focus character in the work. In summary, A Navajo scrapbook deals with Navajo identity, especially as it is published at the dawn of 2013. The book is an easy read that takes you from point to point to develop the "muse" of Basil, and the antithesis of Basil, which is the demonstrated by Basil's conflicted identity in a changing world. A good read.
Description
Rutherford Ashley, of the Navajo people, presents a scrap book of 102 poems that take snapshots of what is the Navajo experience, from being too young for pre-school age in the 1970s, to dealing with aspects of Navajo identity, the work is like a family photo album, as surely more than one reader will identify with young Basil, the focus character in the work. In summary, A Navajo scrapbook deals with Navajo identity, especially as it is published at the dawn of 2013. The book is an easy read that takes you from point to point to develop the "muse" of Basil, and the antithesis of Basil, which is the demonstrated by Basil's conflicted identity in a changing world. A good read.
About the author
Mr. Rutherford Ashley is of Native American descent and an enrolled member of the Navajo tribe. He was born in Fort Defiance, Arizona. He is of the Mud People Clan and born for the Water's Edge People Clan. He was educated at Arizona State University, where he studied English literature. In addition to his freelance writing credits and projects (video script writer and narrator), Mr. Ashley has held many posts for the Navajo Nation in the areas of public relations. Mr. Ashley continues to do freelance writing, and resides in Fort Defiance, Arizona.
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