Grammar of Dissent: Poetry and Prose

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Carol Morrell
Goose Lane, 1994 - Canadian literature - 256 pages
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Claire Harris, M. Nourbese Philip and Dionne Brand are among Canada's most powerful writers. Grammar of Dissent highlights the uniqueness of each author's work yet shows the common ground they share.The poetry, fiction and essays in Grammar of Dissent represent the full range of each woman's artistic expression. The introductions by Carol Morrell place the works in a critical context and sketch the artistic lives of the three writers.

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Dionne Brand is internationally known for her poetry, fiction, and essays. She has received many awards, notably the Governor General's Award for Poetry, the Trillium Award ("Land to Light On", 1997), the Pat Lowther Award ("thirsty", 2005), the City of Toronto Book Award ("What We All Long For", 2006), and the Harbourfront Festival Award (2006), given in recognition of her substantial contribution to literature. She is a professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.

M. NOURBESE PHILIP is a poet, writer, and lawyer whose previous collections of poetry include She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks (1989). Born in Tobago, she now resides in Toronto, Ontario. SETAEY ADAMU BOATENG is the voice of the ancestors revealing the submerged stories of all who were on board the Zong.

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