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date: 25 November 2020

Silko, Leslie Marmon 

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English
Author(s):
Jenny StringerJenny Stringer, John SutherlandJohn Sutherland

(1948– ),American novelist, short-story writer, and screenwriter, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, educated at the University of New Mexico. Silko's writing is rooted in her complex heritage, part Mexican, part Pueblo Indian, part white; she has said of her work that ‘at the core of my writing is the attempt to identify what it is to be a half-breed or mixed blooded person; what it is to grow up neither white nor fully traditional Indian’. Her first published story, ‘The Man to Send Rain Clouds’ (... ...

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