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A Really Good Brown Girl

ISBN: 9780919626768
Publisher: Brick Books
Edition: First Edition
Publication Date: 1996-01-01
Number of pages: 77
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NOW AVAILABLE IN A NEW EDITION  A Really Good Brown Girl: Brick Books Classics 4, ISBN 9781771313438 - published in 2015 by Brick Books.

Marilyn Dumont's Metis heritage offers her challenges that few of us welcome. Here she turns them to 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 oneupmanship, and white condescension and ignorance. She celebrates the person, clearly observing, who defines her own life. These are Indian poems; Canadian poems: human poems.

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