The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir

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Hogan put down these stories of her life, each word carefully placed, and delicate as the broken clay statue of the woman for whom her book is named.

Available in paperback only.  Linda Hogan (Chickasaw),  The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir. 2001.

“Self-telling is rare for a Native woman,” Linda Hogan writes; yet, when she works with young people on reservations, they want to know how she survived her life. So she put down these stories of her life, each word carefully placed, and delicate as the broken clay statue of the woman for whom her book is named. There is great pain here. And throughout, there is great beauty, and compassion, and wisdom, and hope. “What is a human being? I still ask myself each day. What is the self that, as a young woman, I had wanted to destroy it even though I would tenderly pick up an insect and move it, give it water, allow the wasps to live in my ceiling, and let in every stray or hurt animal? Why did I place more importance on their lives than on my own?…. I could see, even then, the full scope of the world that held so much suffering when it didn’t have to.”