Monday, January 22, 2024

Showcase- All I See Is Violence by Angie Elita Newell

Today I'm showcasing All I See is Violence by Indigenous author and historian, Angie Elita Newell who draws from real events to intertwine the stories of a professor, a soldier, and a warrior from three different time periods.

This is an important story and I hope to have it read and reviewed soon!

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
Release Date: 01-16-2024
Length: 312pp
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



A woman warrior, a ruthless general, and a single mother―three stories deftly braided into the legacy of a stolen nation

The US government stole the Black Hills from the Sioux, as it stole land from every tribe across North America. Forcibly relocated, American Indians were enslaved under strict land and resource regulations. Indigenous writer Angie Elita Newell brings a poignant retelling of the catastrophic, true story of the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn and the social upheaval that occurred on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1972 during the height of the American Indian Movement.

Cheyenne warrior Little Wolf fights to maintain her people’s land and heritage as General Custer leads a devastating campaign against American Indians, killing anyone who refuses to relocate to the Red Cloud Agency in South Dakota. A century later, on that same reservation, Little Wolf’s relation Nancy Swiftfox raises four boys with the help of her father-in-law, while facing the economic and social ramifications of this violent legacy.

All I See Is Violence weaves love, loss, and hard truths into a story that needs to be told―a journey through violence to bear witness to all that was taken, to honor what all of our ancestors lived through, and to heal by acknowledging the shadows in order to find the light.


Forward Reviews "Angie Elita Newell’s potent historical novel All I See Is Violence covers a war for land, identity, and justice."

One Goodreads review really struck and makes me want to open this book now
Laura says "This book devastated me in the best way - the kind of way that had me crying at the end but wanted to ring up every reader friend I have and force them to read this book. The book is so powerfully written, it resonates like a bell."
Read her full review and all the Goodreads reviews by clicking the above link.

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  1. I've added this one to my list. I've visited Little Big Horn and the monuments in the area and my mom grew up with a Sioux tribe nearby. I'm pretty sure I'll cry my eyes out, but I do like to read Indigenous history.

    1. Yes Sophia Rose this is one I'm both looking forward to and dreading to read. I can't wait to compare reviews!

  2. This sounds like a very important book. I really need to read more of this part of our nation's history.

    1. It does Carole, it's such a shame that our own Country veils what really happened in our history