The Resource Black Indian : a memoir, by Shonda Buchanan

Black Indian : a memoir, by Shonda Buchanan

Label
Black Indian : a memoir
Title
Black Indian
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
by Shonda Buchanan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Black Indian, searing and raw, is Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and Alice Walker's The Color Purple meets Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony--only, this isn't fiction. Beautifully rendered and rippling with family dysfunction, secrets, deaths, alcoholism, and old resentments, Shonda Buchanan's memoir is an inspiring story that explores her family's legacy of being African Americans with American Indian roots and how they dealt with not just society's ostracization but the consequences of this dual inheritance. Buchanan was raised as a Black woman, who grew up hearing cherished stories of her multi-racial heritage, while simultaneously suffering from everything she (and the rest of her family) didn't know. Tracing the arduous migration of Mixed Bloods, or Free People of Color, from the Southeast to the Midwest, Buchanan tells the story of her Michigan tribe--a comedic yet manically depressed family of fierce women, who were everything from caretakers and cornbread makers to poets and witches, and men who were either ignored, protected, imprisoned, or maimed--and how their lives collided over love, failure, fights, and prayer despite a stacked deck of challenges, including addiction and abuse. Ultimately, Buchanan's nomadic people endured a collective identity crisis after years of constantly straddling two, then three, races. The physical, spiritual, and emotional displacement of American Indians who met and married Mixed or Black slaves and indentured servants at America's early crossroads is where this powerful journey begins. Black Indian doesn't have answers, nor does it aim to represent every American's multi-ethnic experience. Instead, it digs as far down into this one family's history as it can go--sometimes, with a bit of discomfort. But every family has its own truth, and Buchanan's search for hers will resonate with anyone who has wondered "maybe there's more than what I'm being told.""-- Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
PABRO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buchanan, Shonda
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Index
index present
Intended audience
Adult
Intended audience source
Brodart
LC call number
E59.M66
LC item number
B83 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Made in Michigan writers series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buchanan, Shonda
  • Buchanan, Shonda
  • African American women
  • Indians of North America
  • Racially mixed people
  • African American poets
  • Indians of North America
  • African Americans
Label
Black Indian : a memoir, by Shonda Buchanan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 335)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky297999932
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 333, that is, 335 pages
Isbn
9780814345801
Lccn
2019938102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
mv 10/19
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Black Indian : a memoir, by Shonda Buchanan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 335)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky297999932
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 333, that is, 335 pages
Isbn
9780814345801
Lccn
2019938102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
mv 10/19
Other physical details
illustrations

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