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First Peoples Shared Stories

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A Flame Tree short story collection: the first peoples in Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, the first migration, the first exploration, the discovery of land and landscape without the footprint of humankind. Stories of injustice sit with memories of hope and wonder, dreamtime tales of creation and joy highlight the enduring spirit of humanity. These stories, selected from submissions by new writers and cast alongside ancient stories and oral traditions from around the world bring new perspectives to the legacy of First Nations, of First Peoples.

A Mayan Story

by Claudia Recinos Seldeen

The Mayan god, Hunahpu, is telling stories again. His stories have lost their power. They can't right wrongs. They can't change the world. But they can keep a little girl company in the darkest hours of night.

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