"Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land" by Noé Álvarez

By Noe Alvarez

Reviewed by Julia

ISBN 9781948226462

Spirit Run by Noé Álvarez is an unforgettable quest, a love letter to the future of indigenous and migrant populations within the U.S. and Canada.  A runner and member of the Peace and Dignity Journeys, with every footfall and page Álvarez makes his way south from British Columbia to South America, forging a path for himself while tracing the steps of Native American and immigrant journeys.  This is a book for all Americans to read to understand the definition of otherness that white populations enforce upon the landscape, and the continued psychological boundaries that cause cultural divides today.  A beautiful book that will resonate with change-makers and those wishing to break free of spiritual bondage, Spirit Run is about bringing forth a call to action and healing through the physical activism of movement across the emotional wreckage of modern day colonialism.  Álvarez will inspire readers to seek greater knowledge of the fences we erect and roads we pave across our physical and spiritual wilderness.

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