Her Enemy, Her Love by Evangeline Parsons Yazzie
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.