Category Archives: Dionne Brand

A Valentine’s Day Queer Book Gift Guide

Maybe it’s because I’m a crazy book lover, but to me there is no better present for any occasion than a book.  So, if you’re buying someone—lover, girlfriend, long-term partner—something this Valentine’s Day, consider one of these excellent options: With … Continue reading

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Canadian Queer Women’s Classics: A Top Ten Must-Read List

So, I recently did a bit of googling (asking Lord Google, as my friend would say) to find out what is usually included on lists of must-read “lesbian” books, or lists of “lesbian” classics.  I’m putting lesbian in scare quotes … Continue reading

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The Best Queer Women’s Fiction of 2014

Another year is ending, and another year where I added more books to my to-read list than  I scratched off.  Oh well.  New Years also means it’s time for the best of 2014.  I didn’t read as many new books … Continue reading

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#crazyforcanlit: This Year’s Queer Offerings from the Canadian Publishing Season

So there’s kind of a fun thing happening over at the Giller Prize website. They’ve got a big, pretty picture list of all the Canadian fiction published (and yet-to-be-published) this year and are inviting people to make creative lists with … Continue reading

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Dionne Brand’s In Another Place, Not Here: A Novel to Give Yourself Over to

For readers unaccustomed to the Black Caribbean vernacular that begins Dionne Brand’s 1996 novel In Another Place, Not Here—like me—there’s a bit of an initial hurdle to leap over to sink into this book.  But trust me, it’s worth it; … Continue reading

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