Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

I have had a lot of difficulty writing a review for this book just because I enjoyed reading it so much. This book has done a lot for me and helped enthuse my passion for reading. It was one of my favorites that I read this year and just a general all time favorite. I am really glad that I read this in the context of a classroom as it allowed me to discover and explore a lot more than I typically would in a novel. I really enjoyed the writing style of Leslie Marmon Silko, it gave significance to every phrase, word and punctuation. Even the page numbers became special. It is definitely hard to read all at once and it also has some hard topics for some people. But these topics are what need writing about. Leslie Marmon Silko shows the effect of the constant attack on Native Americans, their land and their culture. She shows this through Tayo who comes back from World War II haunted by his acts and by his inaction. Once he is back home  he is forced to confront both the traditional and the modern cultures that pull him in two different directions. His story is told in various ways, through flashbacks, prose and through stories and myths. The plot is non-linear but just as every word is significant, every event and its special order has a meaning. I love the way that there is so much to discover from Silko’s writing, her symbolism and metaphors are hidden in every page. I would highly recommend this as it creates a really good dialogue on the consequences and the treatment of Native Americans in our society.

 

$14.40
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