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Social Science Black Studies (global)

Out of the Sun

On Race and Storytelling

by (author) Esi Edugyan

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Category
Black Studies (Global), Media Studies, Discrimination & Race Relations, Criticism & Theory
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781487010508
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $32.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487009885
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $17.99
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781487011284
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $34.99
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781487011277
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $34.99

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An insightful exploration and moving meditation on identity, art, and belonging from one of the most celebrated writers of the last decade.

 What happens when we begin to consider stories at the margins, when we grant them centrality? How does that complicate our certainties about who we are, as individuals, as nations, as human beings? Through the lens of visual art, literature, film, and the author’s lived experience, Out of the Sun examines Black histories in art, offering new perspectives to challenge us.

In this groundbreaking, reflective, and erudite book, two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize winner and internationally bestselling author Esi Edugyan illuminates myriad varieties of Black experience in global culture and history. Edugyan combines storytelling with analyses of contemporary events and her own personal story in this dazzling first major work of non-fiction.

 

About the author

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Victoria, ESI EDUGYAN was raised in Calgary, Alberta. She is the award-winning and internationally bestselling author of Washington Black, which was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Man Booker Award and won the Scotiabank Giller Prize; Half-Blood Blues, which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Man Booker Prize and won the Scotiabank Giller Prize; and The Second Life of Samuel Tyne. She is also the author of Dreaming of Elsewhere, which is part of the Kreisel Memorial Lecture Series. She has held fellowships in the U.S., Scotland, Iceland, Germany, Hungary, Finland, Spain, and Belgium. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

 

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