Arizona Author Series: Laura Tohe
The Navajo language helped win World War II, and it lives on in this book, as the Code Talkers remember the war and reflect on the aftermath and the legacy they will leave behind. The veterans, able to speak to a daughter of one of their own in English and Navajo, truly shared from their hearts. They not only provided more battlefield details, but they also reveal how their war experiences affected themselves and the Navajo generations that followed.
Join author Laura Tohe as she discusses her work and the process of research. This free talk is part of our 2018 Arizona Author Series, hosted from February--July by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State.
About the author:
Laura Tohe is Diné/Navajo. She is Sleepy Rock clan born for the Bitter Water clan. A librettist and an award-winning poet, she has written 3 books of poetry, edited a book of Native American Women writing, and the oral history book, Code Talker Stories. Her commissioned libretto, Enemy Slayer, A Navajo Oratorio made its world premiere in 2008 and was performed by The Phoenix Symphony. She is Professor with Distinction in Indigenous Literature at Arizona State University and is the Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation for 2015-2019.
- Friday, June 1, 2018
- 3:00pm - 4:00pm
- Polly Rosenbaum History and Archives Building -- 1901 W. Madison St. Phoenix, AZ 85009