From the Belly of My Beauty

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In this bold collection of poems and essays, Esther Belin writes of being “raised on a mixture of traditional knowledge and urban life.”

 

 

In this tough, bold, in-your-face collection of poems and autobiographical essay, Esther Belin writes of being “raised on a mixture of traditional knowledge and urban life.” Sometimes furious, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, Belin bears witness to the sacrifice and endurance of all of her relatives. “To tell or retell our story,” she writes, “is not pleasant. And it is not short. It did not begin with the civil rights movement. It is not as simple as the word genocide....It is mixedblood, crossblood, fullblood, urban, rez, relocated, terminated, non-status, tribally enrolled, federally recognized, non-federally recognized, alcoholic, battered, uranium-infested...”

 

 

Author: Esther G. Belin (Navajo)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1999

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Navajo, Urban Indian (Los Angeles)