Funny, You Don’t Look Like One

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Through many of his books, most notably this four volume set, Taylor has tried to educate and inform the world about issues that reflect, celebrate, and interfere in the lives of Canada's First Nations.

Available in paperback only.  Funny, You Don’t Look Like One: Observations from a Blue-Eyed Ojibway, by Drew Hayden Taylor.  1998, 142 pages.

Author Drew Hayden Taylor describes this book as the ideas and observations of a Native person “living in this country we call Canada—the good, the bad and the ugly.”

Taylor traveled across Canada and across hundreds of Indian reserves and found stories waiting to be told in each one. He compiles them here in what also serves as his declaration of independence. “My declaration of independence,” writes Taylor. He continues, “I’ve spent too many years explaining who and what I am repeatedly, so, as of this moment, I officially secede from both races. I plan to start my own separate nation. Because I am half Ojibway and half Caucasion, we will be called the Occasions. And of course, since I’m founding the new nation, I will be a Special Occasion.”

Through many of his books, most notably the four volume set of the Funny, You Don’t Look Like One series, he has tried to educate and inform the world about issues that reflect, celebrate, and interfere in the lives of Canada's First Nations.

As part of that series, the book Funny, You Don’t Look Like One covers everything from Taylor’s Native American literature reading list to Native sexuality, cigarette taxes, the political climate on Mohawk territory, and the personal epiphany of an Urban Indian.

Taylor has been called one of Canada’s leading Native dramatists. He is an Ojibway from the Curve Lake Reserve in Ontario—even if he doesn’t look like it. His comedy The Bootlegger Blues won the Canadian Authors Award for Drama and his play Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth earned him a Dora Award for most outstanding new play in 1995. His plays have been produced in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

Publisher: Theytus Books, Ltd.
Culture Group: Ojibway