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George Keney.

Toronto, NC Press, c1982.
102pp, paper, $4.95.
ISBN 0-919601-73-1.

Grades 9 and up.
Reviewed by Joan McGrath.

Volume 11 Number 5.
1983 September.

Should there be anyone insensitive enough to suppose that Indians Don't Cry, merely because some of the most painful tears are hidden from the casual view, acquaintance with a book that is plainly a cry from the heart should dispel such illusion. George Kenny's collected short pieces, whether prose or poetry, have a power fuelled by a generous indignation that must be shared by all who care for the lives and circumstances of most of Canada's first citizens.

Kenny is a young man and a promising writer. In him, a people have a spokesman and an advocate whose voice can speak harsh and hurtful truths unacceptable from an outsider and from whose experience of pain and injustice comes work as moving as "Dirty Indian," a piece that should be required reading for Canadian students—and their teachers.

Joan McGrath, Toronto Board of Education, Toronto, ON.
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