Grammar of Dissent: Poetry and Prose by Claire Harris, M. Nourbese Philip and Dionne Brand

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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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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780864921413
  • Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7
Introduction 9
Why Do I Write? 26
Nude on a Pale Staircase 34
Where the Sky Is a Pitiful Tent 40
This Was the Child I Dreamt 47
Policeman Cleared In Jaywalking Case 48
By thy senses sent forth 51
Translation into Fiction 55
A Black Reading 56
August 60
Fleshed with Fire 61
Travelling to Find a Remedy 62
Framed 65
And So . . . Home 66
Mysteries 67
from Towards the Color of Summer 69
A Dream of Valor and Rebirth 70
Death in Summer 74
Conception of Winter 75
No God Waits on Incense 76
[Gazing at piles of newspapers she is wondering] 77
[Daughter to live is to dream the self] 80
[It is a matter of fact] 83
The Absence of Writing or How I Almost Became a Spy 98
Oliver Twist 105
Fluttering Lives 106
Jongwe 107
Blackman Dead 109
Three Times Deny 111
E. Pulcherrima 112
Anonymous 117
Sprung Rhythm 117
A Habit of Angels 118
Salmon Courage 120
July Again 122
What's in A Name? 123
You Can't Push Now 123
Planned Obsolescence 127
And Over Every Land and Sea 128
Discourse on the Logic of Language 136
The Question of Language Is the Answer to Power 139
She Tries Her Tongue; Her Silence Softly Breaks 143
Whose Idea Was It Anyway? 150
The First and Last Day of the Month... 160
The Hundredth Day of the Hundredth Month... 161
Bread Out of Stone 171
Since You 181
Old I. 182
Old II. 182
Afro West Indian Immigrant 183
Shanty Town 183
Canto I 184
Canto II 185
Canto VI 188
Canto VII 192
Winter Epigrams 197
Epigrams to Ernesto Cardenal 203
Amelia 209
Diary - The Grenada Crisis 211
October 19th, 1983 214
October 25th, 1983 216
On American Numeracy and Literacy in the War Against Grenada 218
P.P.S. Grenada 219
[untitled] 226
Blossom 228
Jackie 237
from No Language Is Neutral 237
from Hard Against the Soul 239
Out There 242
Bibliography 245
Index to First Lines and Titles 253
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