Book details

Publication date: January 2020
Features: Foreword/liminaire
Series: CLC Kreisel Lecture Series
Keywords: literature, narrative, race, literary criticism, reading practices, colonial aesthetics, C. L. R. James, William Makepeace Thackery, John Keene, Gwendolyn Brooks, slavery and narrative, race and narrative, Jean Rhys
Subject(s): LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors, LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian, Literary Criticism / Black Poetics, literature, narrative, race, literary criticism, reading practices, colonial aesthetics, C. L. R. James, William Makepeace Thackery, John Keene, Gwendolyn Brooks, slavery and narrative, race and narrative, Jean Rhys, Canadian Literature, Literature: history & criticism, Diversity
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press, Canadian Literature Centre / Centre de littérature canadienne

Dionne Brand. Dionne Brand is a Canadian poet, novelist, and essayist. She has won many awards, including the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Trillium Book Award, the Pat Lowther Award for Poetry, the Toronto Book Award, the OCM Bocas Fiction Prize, and the Blue Metropolis Violet Literary Prize. Brand is Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.

“An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading is exemplary and eye-opening. It reckons with coloniality and the narrative demands it makes in our lives and in our stories, examining canonical texts through close-reading strategies and reflexive thinking that are unparalleled in their clarity and rigour.” [Full article at https://humberliteraryreview.com/reviews-1/2020/06/10]

Shazia Hafiz Ramji, The Humber Literary Review


"How ... do we begin to detoxify our reading practice in a way that lets the reader into the frame, away from the aegis of racism, xenophobia, and violence that layer our 'timeless' classics?"

Shivanee Ramlochan, Caribbean Beat, May/June 2021


AUPresses Book, Jacket, & Journal Show - Poetry and Literature, United States
Winner
2020
Trade Non-Fiction Book of the Year | Alberta Book Awards, Book Publishers Association of Alberta, Canada
Short-listed
2021
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