No Parole Today

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A must-read for anyone who thinks life in the residential schools wasn't so bad, and for everyone who knows it was.

 

 

Tohe’s great-grandfather was one of the first Diné students to attend the infamous Carlisle Indian Industrial School, and she likens her own Indian school experience to serving a prison sentence. Dedicated to “all those who survived Indian schools everywhere,” No Parole Today is Tohe’s poetry and personal narrative about this time in her life and the challenges of maintaining her identity in a system whose aim is to destroy it. Here, she remembers the pain of boarding school life and tells of the ability to find beauty still, despite the memory of brutality and loss. Tohe’s little book needs to be read by everyone who thinks it wasn’t so bad, and everyone who knows it was.

 

 

Author: Laura Tohe (Diné)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1999

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Navajo