Menno Moto

A Journey Across the Americas in Search of My Mennonite Identity

La description

In this memoir of an eight-month, 45 000 kilometre motorcycle journey across the Americas following his ancestors’ path south, Mennonite writer Cameron Dueck searches for common ground within his cultural diaspora. From skirmishes with secular neighbours over water rights in Mexico, to a mass-rape scandal in Bolivia, to the Green Hell of Paraguay and the wheat fields of Argentina, Dueck finds reasons to both love and loathe his culture—and, in the process, finds himself.



“An engrossing account of an unusual adventure, beautifully written and full of much insight about the nature of identity in our ever-changing world, but also the constants that hold us together. "—Adam Shoalts, national best-seller author of Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada's Arctic and A History of Canada in 10 Maps


The New Northwest Passage nicely captures the joys and pitfalls of an Arctic journey. ”—Kenza Moller, Canadian Geographic

“In the hands of a good writer like Dueck, the story of the trip is engaging and hard to put down. ”—Jim Blanchard, The Winnipeg Free Press

“Dueck presents an important portrait of a people and place in flux. ”—David Leonard, Quill & Quire

"Lots of people dream of quitting the rat-race, buying a boat and sailing away to the Caribbean or the South Pacific. But few do the first two and then embark on a voyage through the Northwest Passage. Hats off to Cameron Dueck: he acted, made good, and now he's written a compelling book about it. "—Ken McGoogan, author of The Fatal Passage Quartet

"The book is an engrossing string of vignettes about life in the real Arctic, not the Arctic of tourism brochures and adventurers' tales. Dueck has a faithful and sympathetic ear for the people of the Arctic and how their lives are changing. "—Clive Tesar, World Wildlife Fund

"Cameron Dueck's account of this journey makes a wonderful read—exciting, amusing, and above all, interesting. "—E. C. Pielou, author of A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic