The Way of Kinship: An Anthology of Native Siberian Literature (First Peoples: New Directions Indigenous) (Paperback)
The first anthology of Native Siberian literature in English, The Way of Kinship represents writers from regions extending from the Ob River in the west to the Chukotka peninsula, the easternmost point of the Siberian Russian Arctic. Drawn from seven distinct ethnic groups, this diverse body of work-prose fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction-chronicles ancient Siberian cultures and traditions threatened with extinction in the contemporary world.
Translated and edited by Alexander Vaschenko and Claude Clayton Smith, leading scholars in Native Siberian literature, The Way of Kinship is an essential collection that will introduce readers to new writers and new worlds.
N. Scott Momaday is a Native American (Kiowa) writer. The author of several works of fiction, his novel House Made of Dawn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969. He received the National Medal of Arts in 2007.
"Around the globe traditional cultures are being destroyed by greedy commercial interests and insensitive government policies. In The Way of Kinship a variety of ethnic Siberian writers reveal the consequences of such policies on their way of life. This book is a call to action! We cannot allow the final destruction of the Siberian cultures, or of the world’s remaining traditional cultures. I am extremely grateful these writers have told their stories, and thankful the editors have presented this most important anthology." —Rudolpho Anaya