Bite-Sized Bits Through the Ages 1980: The World’s Greatest Fisherman


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Summary

Maggie and Harmony explore a story published in 1981 this week, “The World’s Greatest Fisherman,” by Louise Erdrich, which later became the first chapter of her debut novel Love Medicine. The story explores the dynamics of a Chippewa family after one member goes missing. Harmony and Maggie discuss racial dynamics, domestic abuse, feminine solidarity, and the effects of Native American genocide.

In the episode:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/louise-erdrich

https://pen.org/the-worlds-greatest-fisherman/#:~:text=Erdrich%20exploded%20onto%20the%20literary,herself%20is%20an%20enrolled%20member.

What we’re reading:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

https://bookshop.org/a/9908/9780545139700

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

https://bookshop.org/a/9908/9781538732182

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 

https://bookshop.org/a/9908/9780525536291

Resources:

Find out how to help indigenous communities during Covid-19

https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200331.659944/full/

Learn more about the Chippewa people

https://www.mnchippewatribe.org/

https://tmchippewa.com/

“How to Support Indigenous Organizers Fighting Coronavirus in Native American Communities”

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/indigenous-organizers-fighting-coronavirus-native-american-communities

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