A really good brown girl
Poetry. Native American Studies. These are Indian poems; Canadian poems; human poems. Marilyn Dumont's Metis heritage offers her challenges that few of us welcome. Here she turns them into opportunities: in a voice that is fierce, direct, and true, she explores and transcends the multiple boundaries imposed by society on the self. She mocks, with exasperation and sly humour, the banal exploitation of Indianness; more-Indian-than-thou one-upmanship; and white condescension and ignorance. She celebrates the person, clearly observing, who defines her own life. "In a world where cultural fascism is becoming the politically correct norm, we desperately need courageous voices who shout Stop! Think! Marilyn Dumont is one such voice. She is a Metis poet with attitude and I applaud her courage and clarity"--Beth Cuthand.
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Review: Really Good Brown GirlUser Review - Tasmia - Goodreads
Dumont's poems are engaging, often funny and sometimes searing. I'm glad to have been introduced to her work during a university course. Read full review
Review: Really Good Brown GirlUser Review - Goodreads
Dumont's poetry is wonderful. Her poem "Squaw poems" really stood out to me while reading this collection.