Discovering Sherman Alexie and his work: The absolute true diary of a part-time Indian

Author: María José Vásquez

Year: 2010

Title: Discovering Sherman Alexie and his work: The absolute true diary of a part-time Indian


Summary: The main goal of this project is the inclusion of a literary work in the ESL classroom setting. The main reason is to show and to teach students that they are not only able to read a lengthy novel, but also that they are able to read it in English. Working with Alexie’s The Absolute True Diary of a Part-time Indian helps the teacher to bring into the classroom important concepts, such as discrimination, stereotypes, bullying, and alcohol consumption.


Key words: literature, postcolonial theory, poetic function, alienation, displacement, young adult literature.

Library barcode: VAS 372.64