Where Clouds are Formed
By (author) Ofelia Zepeda
Normal Price: $33.28
Your Price: $29.95 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.33! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.50 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Where Clouds are Formed by Ofelia Zepeda
Book DescriptionOfelia Zepeda is a Native American poet who possesses a kind of double vision. She sees the contemporary world through her own highly observant eyes and, at the same time, through the eyes of her Tohono Oodham ancestors. Seeing this way infuses her poetry with a resonance and depth that makes it a delight to read, nd re-read. Zepeda is as clear-eyed about the past as she is about the present. She recalls waiting for the school bus on a cold morning inside her father's truck, listening to the sounds of the engine, the windshield wipers, and the 'soft rain on the hood.? She remembers celebrating Mass on the ?cold dirt floor of the Winter Solstice.? In the present, she sees both the frustration and the humor in a woman she observes trying to eat pancakes with one hand while her other resides in a cast: Watching her, I realize eating pancakes is a two-handed job.? Whatever she sees, she filters through her second set of eyes, which keep the past always present. She tells of traveling to Waw Giwulig, the most sacred mountain of the Tohono Oodham, to ask for blessings, nd forgiveness. She writes that one should always bring music to the mountains, 'so they are generous with the summer rains.? And, still, the scent of burning wood / holds the strongest memory. / Mesquite, cedar, pinon, juniper, .../ we catch the scent of burning wood; / we are brought home.? It is a joy to see the world afresh through her eyes.
Buy Where Clouds are Formed book by Ofelia Zepeda from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780816527793
(198mm x 150mm x 8mm)
Imprint: University of Arizona Press
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ofelia Zepeda
Home, Paperback (May 2005)» View all books by Ofelia Zepeda
In the American Southwest, Native people remain connected to the lands that have been their homes for centuries. This book features native people, who describe that connection, of how it has survived and changed over time, and of how they are preserving it for future generations.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Where Clouds are Formed book by Ofelia Zepeda and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.