Halfbreed

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One of the most important works of Indian literature in the 20th Century. It’s a hard book to read.

 

 

Halfbreed is one of the most important works of Indian literature in the 20th Century. It’s a hard book to read. Of it, Campbell says, “I write this for all of you, to tell you what it is like to be a Halfbreed woman in our country. I want to tell you about the joys and sorrows, the oppressing poverty, the frustration and the dreams.... I am not bitter. I have passed that stage. I only want to say: this is what it was like, this is what it is still like.” In little over a hundred pages, Campbell manages to cover the hatred, the social, political and economic inequities that led to the downward spiral of her own life. No one has spoken more precisely, more evocatively, of what mixed-blood people, and especially women, have faced, and do still. Halfbreed is an act of courage, if there ever was one.

 

 

Author: Maria Campbell (Cree/Métis)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1973

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Cree, Métis