I Am Hutterite: The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Heritage
Publish date: June 1st 2007
Publisher: Polka Dot Press
Pages no: 203
Edition language: English
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I feel that everyone has a responsibility to educate themselves about different cultures - particularly those they commonly encounter in the area they live. For me as a Montanan, that means Native American cultures and Hutterites. Tonight I did a bit of that, reading I Am Hutterite by Mary-Ann Kirkb...
What a fascinating book! Ms. Kirkby gives firsthand insight into a closed society. I knew very little about Hutterite life/culture except that they were an Anabaptist group similar to that of Amish and Mennonites. The only reasons I didn't give it five stars is that a)the writing was a little confus...
I feel like the subtitle to this book is very misleading - this was a book about her childhood as Hutterite (and a little about attempting to live as the "English" do), not necessarily reclaiming her heritage. I suppose an argument could be made that writing this book WAS reclaiming it in some way, ...
Really places you in the middle of Manitoba :)
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