Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sorrow of War

Bao Ninh was born three weeks after me in October 1952. He spent 1965 to 1975 in the North Vietnamese Army fighting the American Army, and then spent ten more years retrieving bodies from the jungle. His novel The Sorrow of War was published in 1994.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Poetics of Creation

When we strip away the superficial banter blaring from media noise machines, three essential questions emerge. Who are your people? Where did they come from? What is their story? In answering these questions, Indian Country Today correspondent Hans Tammemagi takes a walk on Kangaroo Island with Walker, a descendant of the first Aborigine met by Europeans in South Australia.