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A mind spread out on the ground

Elliott, Alicia. (Author).

The Mohawk phrase for depression, Wake' nikonhra'kwenhtar√°:'on, can be roughly translated to 'a mind spread out on the ground.' Alicia Elliott explores how apt a description that is for the ongoing effects of persona, intergenerational, and colonial traumas she and so many Native people have experienced. Elliott's writing details a life spent between Indigenous and white communities, a divide reflected in her own family, and engages with such wide-ranging topics as race, parenthood, love, art, mental illness, poverty, sexual assault, gentrification, and representation. Throughout, she makes connections between the past and present, the personal and political.

Large Print Book  - 2021
LP 971.004 Ell
1 copy / 0 on hold

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  • ISBN: 9781432885397
  • Physical Description 329 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
  • Edition Large print edition.
  • Publisher [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2021.

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GMD: large print.