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Heather Purser's Writings

Article
Sep.11.2009
YES! Magazine
I used to hate Sherman Alexie’s writing—and I was obsessed with it. I chimed in with his critics, other Indians who called him a sell-out, a whiner, or even an “apple”—slang for Indians who don’t fit in. Red on the outside, white within. He’s one of the most controversial, arrogant, annoyingly honest, and successful Indian writers in history. So when I heard...