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Author: George Elliott Clarke
ISBN: 0802081916
Language: English
Pages: 504 pages
Category: History & Criticism
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division (February 1, 2015)
Rating: 4.5
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -475) and index.

Includes bibliographical references (p.

George Elliott Clarke, OC ONS (born February 12, 1960) is a Canadian poet, playwright and literary critic who served as the Poet Laureate of Toronto from 2012 to 2015 and as the 2016–2017 Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate. His work is known largely for its use of a vast range of literary and artistic traditions (both "high" and "low"), its lush physicality and its bold political substance

George Elliott Clarke identifies African-Canadian literature's distinguishing characteristics, argues for its relevance to both African Diasporic Black and Canadian Studies, and critiques several of its key creators and texts.

George Elliott Clarke identifies African-Canadian literature's distinguishing characteristics, argues for its relevance to both African Diasporic Black and Canadian Studies, and critiques several of its key creators and texts. Scholarly and sophisticated, the survey cites and interprets the works of several major African-Canadian writers, including Andr? Alexis, Dionne Brand, Austin Clarke, Claire Harris, and M. Nourbese Philip.

George Elliott Clarke, Odysseys Home: Mapping African-Canadian Literature (Toronto: University of Toronto . One must, therefore, welcome George Elliott Clarke's very original book on African-Canadian literature

George Elliott Clarke, Odysseys Home: Mapping African-Canadian Literature (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002), xii + 491pp. 60. ISBN 0-8020-4376-3. One must, therefore, welcome George Elliott Clarke's very original book on African-Canadian literature. It should draw attention not only to the African presence in Canadian writing but also to the often-neglected role which is plays in many aspects of the Canadian mosaic.

2002: Odysseys Home: Mapping African-Canadian Literature. George Elliott Clarke's entry in The Canadian Encyclopedia. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, ISBN 0-8020-8191-6. 2011: Directions Home: Approaches to African-Canadian Literature. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, ISBN 978-0-802425-4. On "This Part May Be Cited as the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms" at Library and Archives Canada.

Clarke, George Elliott. Mapping African-Canadian Literature. University of toronto press. Governor General's Award-winning author George Elliott Clarke identifies African-Canadian literature's distinguishing characteristics, argues its relevance to both African Diasporic and Canadian Studies and critiques several of its key creators and texts.

Book's title: Directions home : approaches to African-Canadian literature George .

Book's title: Directions home : approaches to African-Canadian literature George Elliott Clarke. The latest work from pioneering scholar George Elliott Clarke, Directions Home is the most comprehensive analysis of African-Canadian texts and writers to date. Building on the discoveries of his critically acclaimed Odysseys Home, Clarke passionately analyses the beautiful complexities and haunting conundrums of this important body of literature. Directions Home explores the trajectories and tendencies of African-Canadian literature within the Canadian canon and the socio-cultural traditions of the African Diaspora.

Governor General's Award-winning author George Elliott Clarke identifies African-Canadian literature's distinguishing characteristics, argues its relevance to both African Diasporic and Canadian Studies and critiques.

Governor General's Award-winning author George Elliott Clarke identifies African-Canadian literature's distinguishing characteristics, argues its relevance to both African Diasporic and Canadian Studies and critiques several of its key creators and texts. eISBN: 978-1-4426-5986-5. When I was a child, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the early 1960s, I knew that I was ‘Coloured’ because my father sat me and my two brothers in front of a mirror, held up a bowl of brown sugar, and bade us consider the sugar and our reflections.

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Odysseys Home: Mapping African-Canadian Literature is a pioneering study of African-Canadian literary creativity, laying the groundwork for future scholarly work in the field. Based on extensive excavations of archives and texts, this challenging passage through twelve essays presents a history of the literature and examines its debt to, and synthesis with, oral cultures. George Elliott Clarke identifies African-Canadian literature's distinguishing characteristics, argues for its relevance to both African Diasporic Black and Canadian Studies, and critiques several of its key creators and texts.

Scholarly and sophisticated, the survey cites and interprets the works of several major African-Canadian writers, including André Alexis, Dionne Brand, Austin Clarke, Claire Harris, and M. Nourbese Philip. In so doing, Clarke demonstrates that African-Canadian writers and critics explore the tensions that exist between notions of universalism and black nationalism, liberalism and conservatism. These tensions are revealed in the literature in what Clarke argues to be - paradoxically - uniquely Canadian and proudly apart from a mainstream national identity.

Clarke has unearthed vital but previously unconsidered authors, and charted the relationship between African-Canadian literature and that of Africa, African America, and the Caribbean. In addition to the essays, Clarke has assembled a seminal and expansive bibliography of texts - literature and criticism - from both English and French Canada. This important resource will inevitably challenge and change future academic consideration of African-Canadian literature and its place in the international literary map of the African Diaspora.

Comments (2)
Anaginn
The term "African American" doesn't usually invoke images north of the 49th parallel, but it should. Not only because Canada was the longed for "Canaan Land" of so many spirituals and therefore, the ultimate home of many escaped slaves, nor because Nova Scotia and New France also had slaves, but because black communities have been a part of what we now call "Canada" since the beginning. George Elliott Clarke , an award winning poet, playwright, critic and scholar , is very much part of the literary map of Canada; this book gathers together a representative selection of his essays and reviews published over a decade and demonstrates that African-Canadian literature is not a recent phenomenon. His map covers vast and diverse territory , including the status of African-American culture as a "model for blackness," black and white racial metaphors in Quebecois literature, black women's search for history and more. This is a great introduction for newcomers, and a foundation for students in the field.
Celak
The term "African American" doesn't usually invoke images north of the 49th parallel, but it should. Not only because Canada was the longed for "Canaan Land" of so many spirituals and therefore, the ultimate home of many escaped slaves, nor because Nova Scotia and New France also had slaves, but because black communities have been a part of what we now call "Canada" since the beginning. George Elliott Clarke , an award winning poet, playwright, critic and scholar , is very much part of the literary map of Canada; this book gathers together a representative selection of his essays and reviews published over a decade and demonstrates that African-Canadian literature is not a recent phenomenon. His map covers vast and diverse territory , including the status of African-American culture as a "model for blackness," black and white racial metaphors in Quebecois literature, black women's search for history and more. This is a great introduction for newcomers, and a foundation for students in the field.