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Title:
Being Black : essays
Author:
Prince, Althea, 1945-
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Publication Information:
Toronto : Insomniac Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
162 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781895837773
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library F1059.5.T689 N455 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Following in the highly personal tradition of essayists such as Dionne Brand and bell hooks, Althea Prince culls thirty years of lived experience into an important new collection. A writer and sociologist, Prince tackles the complacency she sees in some manifestations of Black Canadian culture -- such as Toronto's popular Caribana festival -- as well as in white society's attitudes towards Black culture, as revealed by Prince's involvement with the notorious Writers' Union of Canada-sponsored Writing Thru Race conference. With an introduction by well-known poet and media personality Clifton Joseph, 'Being Black' will appeal both to readers with an interest in Black Canadian culture, and fans of Prince's short fiction and children's books.


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