Her Enemy, Her Love by Evangeline Parsons Yazzie
Quickview NovelsThe first novel in a sweeping epic of one determined Navajo family's efforts to persevere during the Long Walk, blends history, romance, conflict, culture, and family in a finely crafted story that is a true work of passion. Listen to the Her Land, Her Love Audio book for free in the media player below.$22.00
Quickview New Books, NovelsIn volume three the legendary story of one Naabeehó family’s resilience during the Long Walk sweeps to the south to the Rio Grande and eastward across the mountains of Mescalero Apache. Dzánibaa’ is taken from her home on Black Mesa, Arizona (Dziłijiin) then rescued by her kind, young Mescalero Apache man. With her captive, her love at her side she sets out on a journey to Fort Sumner with his Mescalero Apache people. This passionate story weaves together the oral histories of the Black Mesa community and the history of the Naabeehó people.$22.00
Volume two in the series by Evangeline Parsons Yazzie
begins at the banks of the Pecos River in Ft Sumner New
Mexico during The Long Walk where, Ninaanibaa and her
husband are reunited with their daughters Deed Yazhi, and
her younger sister Dzanibaa after four years of separation.
In Her Enemy, Her Love the oral history of those years of
captivity continues from the perspective of the two sisters;
a story of family, love, resilience and hope.
“Deed Yazhi silently led her younger sister closer to
the edge of the river. They listened for the singing of the
song their father sang to them when they were children.
Stopping once again to listen, only the sounds of the river
water lapping against the river bank could be heard. The
two sisters held their breath and held one another as they
walked and listened. “Ge’” Listen Deed Yazhi said when
she heard the song faintly coming across the water. In
unison, the two sisters began to softly sing in answer to
their father’s song. Deed Yazhi wished she could see as she
peered through the black night.
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