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A Really Good Brown Girl

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by Marilyn Dumont, introduction by Lee Maracle

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Deluxe redesign of the Gerald Lampert Award-winning classic.

 

On the occasion of the press's 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the fourth of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. This edition of A Really Good Brown Girl features a new Introduction by Lee Maracle, a new Afterword by the author and a new cover and design by the renowned typographer Robert Bringhurst.

 

First published in 1996, A Really Good Brown Girl is a fierce, honest and courageous account of what it takes to grow into one's self and one's Métis heritage in the face of myriad institutional and cultural obstacles. It is an indispensable contribution to Canadian literature.

 

I am looking at a school picture, grade five, I am smiling easily ... I look poised, settled, like I belong. I won an award that year for most improved student. I learned to follow really well. --from "Memoirs of a Really Good Brown Girl"

 

"No other book so exonerates us, elevates us and at the same time indicts Canada in language so eloquent it almost hurts to hear it." --Lee Maracle, from the Introduction

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Marilyn Dumont

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Lee Maracle is a member of the Sto:Lo nation. She was born in Vancouver and grew up on the North Shore. She is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ravensong and Daughters Are Forever. Her novel for young adults, Will’s Garden was well-received and is taught in schools. She has also published on book of poetry, Bent Box, and a work of creative non-fiction, I Am Woman. She is the co-editor of a number of anthologies, including the award winning anthology My Home As I Remember and Telling It: Women and Language across Culture. Her work has been published in anthologies and scholarly journals worldwide. The mother of four and grandmother of seven, Maracle is currently an instructor at the University of Toronto, the Traditional Teacher for First Nation’s House, and instructor with the Centre for Indigenous Theatre and the S.A.G.E. (Support for Aboriginal Graduate Education). She is also a writing instructor at the Banf
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A Really Good Brown Girl

A Really Good Brown Girl is a collection of forty-nine poems arranged in four sections: Squaw Poems, What More Than Dance, White Noise and Made of Water. Each reflects various emotional, personal and social issues Aboriginal peoples have experienced. Although the poetry addresses serious themes, Dumont challenges the reader with wit and humour.

Marilyn Dumont, a descendant of Gabriel Dumont, is a writer from northeastern Alberta. She is an Aboriginal educator. Her poems are anthologized in The Road Home, Writing the Circle, The Colour of Resistance, Locating Identity and Looking At The Words of Our People.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2007-2008.

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