'You should always teach by story, because stories lodge deep in the heart.' Native elder
Neither Wolf nor Dog tells a heartwarming story from a multicultural perspective of three men & their attempts to understand one another. Author Kent Nerburn challenges readers to re-examine their thoughts on race relations, cultural acceptance & other ideas crucial to co-existence.
'In Neither Wolf nor Dog I tell the story of three men - two Native & one non-Native - as we journey through a world too often hidden & too little understood, & struggle to see the world through each other's eyes,' Nerburn said. 'I hope readers who share this journey will learn something of our complex & difficult intertwined histories & reflect on what it means to go forward as common children of this common land.'
Nerburn is a two-time Minnesota Book Award winner & author of 14 books on spiritual values & Native American themes, including Letters to My Son, Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce& most recently, Dancing with the Gods.
Born & raised near Minneapolis, Nerburn earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota in American Studies. He went on to study humanities & religious studies at Stanford University before earning a doctorate in religious studies & art at the University of California at Berkeley.
Originally a sculptor, Nerburn became a writer to reach broader audiences with his work. After spending 25 years in northern Minnesota, Nerburn & his wife now live near Portland, Oregon.
Neither Wolf nor Dog was made into a feature film in 2016. Nerburn is the 2019 Festival of Books keynote speaker in Deadwood, South Dakota, October 3-6.
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