April 27, 2021
Publisher’s Weekly, an international news platform for book publishing and bookselling, recently reviewed The Diné Reader: An Anthology of Navajo Literature.
This seminal anthology is unprecedented. It showcases the breadth, depth, and diversity of Diné creative artists and their poetry, fiction, and nonfiction prose. The Diné Reader brings together writers who offer perspectives that span generations and perspectives on life and Diné history. The collected works display a rich variety of and creativity in themes: home and history; contemporary concerns about identity, historical trauma, and loss of language; and economic and environmental inequalities.
From Publisher’s Weekly:
“Navajo artist and writer Esther Belin and her coeditors compile a marvelously comprehensive anthology of Navajo literature, comprising a mix of familiar authors and bright new voices. Readers will come away with a sense of the tremendous diversity in a seemingly small corner of the Native literary world.”
Read the entire review here.