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Me funny : a far-reaching exploration of the humor, wittiness and repartee dominant among the First Nations people of North America, as witnessed, experienced and created directly by themselves, and with the inclusion of outside but reputable sources necessarily familiar with the indigenous sense of humour as seen from an objective perspective / compiled and edited by Drew Hayden Taylor.

Taylor, Drew Hayden, 1962- (Added Author).

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Crookston Public Library 971.0049 ME (Text) 33500013056023 Main Checked out 08/29/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 1553651375
  • ISBN: 9781553651376
  • Physical Description: 191 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. ; Douglas & McIntyre ; ©2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
MN American Indian literature.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction / Drew Hayden Taylor -- One big Indian / Allan J. Ryan -- Teasing, tolerating, teaching : laughter and community in Native literature / Kristina Fagan -- And now ladies and gentlemen : get ready for some (ab)original stand-up comedy / Don Kelly -- Whacking the indigenous funny bone : political correctness vs. Native humour, round one / Drew Hayden Taylor -- Cree-atively speaking / Janice Acoose & Natasha Beeds -- Subversive humour : Canadian Native playwrights' winning weapon of resistance / Mirjam Hirch -- How to be as funny as an Indian / Ian Ferguson -- Buffalo tales and academic trails / Karen Froman -- Ruby lips / Louise Profeit-Leblanc -- Why Cree is the funniest of all languages / Tomson Highway -- Performing Native humour : the Dead Dog Café Comedy Hour / Thomas King -- About the contributors -- Acknowledgements.
Summary, etc.:
"An irreverent, insightful take on our First Nations' great gift to Canada, delivered by a stellar cast of contributors. Humour has always been an essential part of North American Aboriginal culture. This fact remained unnoticed by most settlers, however, since non-Aboriginals just didn't get the joke. Indians, it was believed, never laughed. But Indians themselves always knew better. As an award-winning playwright, columnist and comedy-sketch creator, Drew Hayden Taylor has spent fifteen years writing and researching Aboriginal humour. For this book, he asked a leading group of writers from a variety of fields - among them such celebrated wordsmiths as Thomas King, Lee Maracle and Tomson Highway - to take a look at what makes Aboriginal humour tick. Their challenging, informative and hilarious contributions examine the use of humour in areas as diverse as stand-up comedy, fiction, visual art, drama, performance, poetry, traditional storytelling and education. As Me Funny makes clear, there is no single definition of Aboriginal humour. But the contributors do agree on some common ground: Native humour pushes the envelope. With this collection, readers will have the unforgettable opportunity to appreciate that for themselves."--Pub. website.
Subject: Indians of North America > Humor.
Indians of North America > Canada > Humor.
Indian wit and humor > North America.
Indian wit and humor > Canada.
Canadian literature > Indian authors > History and criticism.
Canadian literature > Indian authors.
Indian wit and humor.
Indians of North America.
North America.
Canadian literature (English) > Indian authors > History and criticism.
Genre: Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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