Tag Archives: Postcolonial Fiction

“Ink on paper, picking up trails”: A Review of Beth Brant’s MOHAWK TRAIL

If you’ve never heard of Beth Brant (Degonwadonti), that’s a damn shame.   I mean, she’s one of the founding grandmothers of lesbian writing in English, of Native lesbian writers, and women of colour writers.  Shame on me for not reading … 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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Shani Mootoo’s Valmiki’s Daughter: A Father and Daughter Struggle with Queerness in This Rich Sensual Novel

Any discussion at all of Shani Mootoo I must precede with an acknowledgement that I love, love, LOVE, her writing.  I think she’s one of the most talented writers or artists period whose work I am familiar with—she happens to … Continue reading

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