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First Book to Compare Native American Authors from the United States and Canada Published

Contemporary Native Fiction in the U.S. and Canada is the first book to focus on Native American authors from the United States and Canada through the lens of postcolonialism.

Winter Park, CO, August 16, 2011 --( Bauu Institute and Press, a leading research institute and publisher of books, news, and information on indigenous peoples around the world is pleased to announce the publication of Contemporary Native Fiction in the U.S. and Canada. On the occasion Director Peter N. Jones, Ph.D. explained the importance of the publication: “This book is a landmark study in the Native or Indigenous literature from the United States and Canada. Not only does it provide a fresh analysis via postmodernism, but it also allows for a greater understanding of these two great literary traditions.”

Contemporary Native Fiction of the U.S. and Canada explores the varied nuances of contemporary Native American and Native Canadian fiction from a postcolonial perspective. The book goes beyond previous studies concerning Native writers by focusing on a range of issues from tribal cultural experiences to the contemporary postcolonial realities Native peoples encounter such as identity politics and the subversion of hegemonic discourse. This book not only highlights the special features of Native cultures by discussing various binary oppositions and forms of hybridity found in contemporary works, but it also illuminates the game of subversion and the unending play of the signifiers which are encountered in postmodern texts of the Native writers discussed here.

Contemporary Native Fiction of the U.S. and Canada centers on four well known Native texts, two each from the U.S. and Canada. Enriched with the knowledge of the two worlds Native authors encounter, one tribal and the other mainstream, the book concludes that Native authors are masters of their craft in manifesting both the Native cultural matrix as well as the experiences of the postcolonial Native world they inhabit.

Information on the book can be found here:

The Bauu Institute and Press is a science and applied research institute. Since 1998 the Institute has conducted a wide range of environmental, psychological, and social science projects. The Institute works on a range of local, state, federal, and tribal based levels, and is especially adept at working with indigenous peoples.

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