Ravensong has ratings and 31 reviews. Friederike said: Ravensong, Lee Maracle’s novel, is as powerful and meaningful today as it was when it was. . Set along the Pacific Northwest Coast in the s, Ravensong tells the story of an Featuring a preface by Lee Maracle and cover art by M├ętis artist Christi. Author Lee Maracle’s novel Ravensong doesn’t centre around queerness or lesbian sexuality or two-spirit identity in the way that you might expect in a.

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Stacey knew Shelly had been abused and discarded by a white man. Sep 17, Nafiza rated it really liked it Shelves: Stacey at first yearns for the material wealth of the whites in white town. Some of her old reviews, especially the non-Canadian variety, can be found at the Lesbrary. Stacey is continually negotiating how to fit in and succeed in school she hopes to attend UBC to become a teacher and would be the first Native woman to do so and how to remain a solid member of her Indigenous community, especially in the wake of the devastating flu outbreak that is resulting in the death of many of their elders and children.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Feb 08, Caitlin rated it liked it Shelves: Next page of related Sponsored Products. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. This book is a survival song. All’s fair in war. I am writing in reaction to the other two reviews that claim that Celia’s potential as a character is never fully realized.

The writing is lyrical and a joy to read.

Sep 10, Melissa rated it liked it Shelves: She is exposed to a world that doesn’t make much sense to her. The Raven’s function in the novel is primarily that of a trickster and transformer. The novel takes place inin two small Canadian villages in British Columbia, one largely populated by First Nations people and the other with a largely white Euro-Canadian population. At seventeen she has dreams of continuing her studies at university to become a teacher in her village.


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Maracle even tells us that Momma herself has had a flirtatious relationship with a non-gender normative woman in the past. It fills me with shame for the white culture that has destroyed so much of the native way of life that maracel may ironically need in a future of environmental uncertainty. Yet, memories of disturbing past events cast long shadows over the people and the natural environment. Their village may seem self-contained and even remote from the bustling urban life, yet “white town” is just across the river and a bridge connects the two communities.

Like in Celia’s Song, Maracle makes us aware of the differences between her people’s way of seeing the world and our own. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Ravensong is filled with well-developed characters, they come alive in their rxvensong whether in sorrow or in laughter, in love or in pain. It is also a ravenssong that gives a little bit of Salish history, and perhaps First Nations history in gavensong. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

I am writing in reaction to the other two reviews that claim that Celia’s potential as a character is never fully realized. Not a bad book, but not something I would have picked up and read on my own.

Page 1 1 Start over Page 1 1. On the one hand, Stacey envies the white middle class prosperity of her classmates. Suspicion reigns on both sides of the river. Lee has a really absorbing style of writing. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.


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She begns to decolonize her mind, and finally reaches appreciation for where she has come from. Clearly drawing on her own experiences, Maracle does not hide her sense of humour.

Celia, her sister, has visions from the past, while Raven warns of an impending catastrophe before the two cultures reconcile. Jw06ia rated it it was amazing Apr 23, It would be only too easy to paint the author a racist without stopping to put her story into context I read this for my Canadian Lit.

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I kind of feel that objectively this is a really great book. Her gradual dismissal should hint to the reader of the gradual dismissal of Natives in history.

Jul 20, Don Flynn rated it liked it. For example, during an outbreak of the Hong Kong flu, her village cannot get access to vital medicines and no doctor comes to visit them.

I don’t remember it w I remember this as one rxvensong the worst books I have ever finished and I don’t put many down. Celia imparts visions from the past and appear in the beginning to have a prophetic potential. The awakening of Stacey’s sexual awareness takes place upon learning about her friend’s sexual initiation. What will it take to change? Stacy is a Salish girl in her last year of high school at a white school across the river from her village. Dec 03, Amy Mathers rated it really liked it Shelves: