Weeping Goes Unheard
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Weeping Goes Unheard by Lucia Mann is a heartbreakingly beautiful tribute to the lives of Canadian Indigenous Peoples. This book highlights racial disparities and brings to light the horrors of colonization while celebrating the perseverance and strength of Indigenous communities. Mann’s journalistic approach to centuries of wrongdoings presents the information in a clear manner without insensitivity to the disrupted and destroyed lives splayed out within the story.
Weeping Goes Unheard presents the brutal truth: from the beginnings of colonization, Canadian settlers actively tried to erase Canada’s Indigenous Peoples from their land and their homes. But this is not a problem of the past—to this day the government still mistreats Indigenous communities, promising them relief that never comes and ignoring the harsh realities of their suffering. Over hundreds of years, atrocities such as murder and torture plagued the lives of Indigenous people at the hands of white settlers. While this information is difficult to read, it’s important to teach to everyone, not just Canadians.
I felt that Weeping Goes Unheard was a powerful story that carried truth and care within. I loved Mann’s approach, providing tender narratives that were shattered by the impact of white colonizers. The topics discussed within this book highlighted my own ignorance and taught me about the awful impact of settling and residential schools across Canada. I was appalled to learn of the history erased by colonists, and how generations of treasured knowledge and understanding was lost between Indigenous Peoples after the destruction of their livelihoods.
I found the information presented in Weeping Goes Unheard poignant and thought-provoking. I think even more narrative stories would make this book a treasured text—I loved the inclusion of personal accounts and found myself wanting to read more. Though I think this book is immensely powerful as it is and that its educational strength is invaluable. I loved the way Mann honored lost lives and histories throughout the text, and it left me emotional.
The facts laid out in this book are horrifying but necessary, and it is a fantastic book for teaching everyone about the atrocities committed against Canadian Indigenous Peoples. Now more than ever, this book feels timely and important, and I think it’s one that everyone should read in their lifetime.
Pages: 268 | ASIN: B097S1W6MS
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Posted on July 14, 2021, in Book Reviews, Five Stars and tagged author, book, book recommendations, book review, book reviews, book shelf, bookblogger, books, books to read, canada, ebook, education, goodreads, history, kindle, kobo, literature, lucia mann, nonfiction, nook, novel, read, reader, reading, story, Weeping Goes Unheard, writer, writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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