Wisconsin Book Festival Event
Central Library - Madison Room
November 7th, 7 pm
Known as one of the best storytellers and one of the sharpest young intellectuals in this time, Ross is the author of two books, Don’t Know Much About Indians (but I wrote a book about us anyways) (2011) and How to Say I Love You in Indian (2014). How to Say I Love You in Indian, with a foreword by renowned Native activist, environmentalist, economist and author Winona LaDuke, follows Gyasi Ross’s universally well-received first book. The stories and poems of How to Say I Love You in Indian are filled with humor, heartbreak and wisdom and convey Native love in many forms -- romantic, parental, love between friends, love of one's culture and community. Gyasi Ross says, “I come from a family of storytellers. My family tells long stories, drinking coffee and blowing smoke in your face. It just fit for me to tell stories, and then I started writing them.”
Presented in partnership with Madison College Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement.