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From the Ashes
- My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way
- Auteur(s): Jesse Thistle
- Narrateur(s): Jesse Thistle
- Durée: 9 h et 55 min
- Version intégrale
In this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, once a high-school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is. Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle briefly found himself in the foster-care system with his two brothers, cut off from all they had known. Eventually, the children landed in the home of their paternal grandparents, whose tough-love attitudes quickly resulted in conflicts.
Eye-opening and riveting
- Écrit par Amazon Customer le 2019-10-14
Harrowing, compelling ultimately inspiring story
Évalué le: 2020-01-26
As a Canadian living in an urban centre it is sadly not unusual to see homeless Indigenous men and women who are clearly struggling with addictions. It can feel like a hopeless situation, a tragic effect of colonization. Jesse Thistle’s story is powerful. He was in the worst possible situations over many years and yet survived. His voice is honest and straightforward as he relays his experiences. His story has gotten me back into thinking there are no hopeless situations and that it’s important to never give up on people.