Hi, I’m Sara Sinclair
Read an excerpt from my book, How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America
Why I want to tell new Indigenous stories
“Heartfelt, stunning oratory and painfully revealing, Sinclair has gathered together a collection whose stories inform our history. A must-read.”
—Lee Maracle, Sto:lo poet, novelist, storyteller, and activist
“This edited collection offers deep, experiential dives into law, policy, and life for contemporary Indigenous peoples in what is now the United States and Canada. These conversations and life histories, taken together, tell us a critical story of the effort it takes to live and transform structures that Indigenous peoples inherit and push against in bids for dignity, sovereignty, care, and justice in the twenty-first century.”
—Audra Simpson (Kahnawà:ke Mohawk), professor of anthropology, Columbia University
“The voices of How We Go Home are singing a chorus of love and belonging alongside the heat of resistance, and the sound of Indigenous life joyfully dances off these pages.”
—Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, author of As We Have Always Done
“This book will inspire you, it’ll piss you off; it’ll take you on a journey of ugly things and beautiful things and back again. It’s a hell of a read. Keep this one on your shelf and never let it go. Damn right.”
—Simon Moya-Smith (Oglala Lakota and Chicano), writer, NBC News THINK
The informative and entertaining voices of this solid work are as idiosyncratic as the artist himself. This is an excellent history for fans of Rauschenberg and mid-20th-century art.
The voices in Sara Sinclair’s new book appear as randomly put together as do the car tyre and stuffed goat of Rauschenberg’s combine 'Monogram'. . . . And it is this fabrication that makes Sinclair’s book so fine. Rauschenberg emerges from it less as a painting than as a combine; which is to say, a Rauschenberg.
—Charles Darwent, Times Literary Supplement