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Halfbreed: 10/06/20

Halfbreed

Halfbreed by Maria Campbell is a memoir of growing up as a Métis (halfbreed) in Saskatchewan. It then follows her life as she moves west as an adult.

To be honest, I didn't make it to the end even though this book is short. It's only 157 pages. But it's a both a dry and repetitive read.

Other than some good things she has to say about her Cree great-grandmother, Cheechum, everything else in the hundred pages I read are filled with abuse and alcoholism. Everything is also presented through internalized racism.

I'm not objecting to the content, just to its presentation. The narrative is monotonous. It reads like a book report, leaving very little sense of any of the people in the author's life, nor of the author herself.

Two stars

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