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Social Science Native American Studies

Comparing Mythologies

by (author) Tomson Highway

Publisher
Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa/University of Ottawa Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2003
Category
Native American Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780776605678
    Publish Date
    Jun 2003
    List Price
    $10.00

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Tomson Highway is one of Canada's foremost playwrights and novelists. In Comparing Mythologies he addresses a theme that is central to much of his work: the ways that Canadian culture today is shaped by the mixture of Aboriginal and Western mythologies. What interests him is not merely the differences between these cultures, but the ways that inherited beliefs enable Native communities to cope with the cultural and social challenges facing them today.
Published in English.

About the author

Tomson Highway
Tomson Highway was born near Maria Lake, Manitoba in 1951. Living a nomadic lifestyle with no access to books, television or radio, Highway’s parents would tell their children stories, kindling Highway’s life-long interest in the oral tradition of storytelling.

Tomson Highway is widely recognized for his tremendous contribution to the development of Aboriginal theatre in both Canada and around the world.

In 1994, he was inducted into the Order of Canada, the first Aboriginal writer to be so honoured.

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