Anna Redsand was raised by evangelical missionary parents in the Navajo Nation. She is the author of a spiritual journey memoir, To Drink from the Silver Cup: From Faith Through Exile and Beyond (Terra Nova, 2016). Her essays have appeared in literary journals, and “Naturalization” was a notable in Best American Essays 2014. Her biography Viktor Frankl: A Life Worth Living won four national and international awards. Much of her writing explores the fluidity of identity, the effects of colonization, race relations, the morality of missions, non-binary thinking, and the dynamics of cultural contact. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
To Drink from the Silver Cup
The journey of a young lesbian, the daughter of devout missionaries to the Navajo Nation, who walked away from everything she loved in order to be herself. She never stopped longing for home or giving up hope for reconciliation.