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Scar Tissue

Tracing Motherhood

by (author) Sara Danièle Michaud

Linda Leith Publishing
Initial publish date
Apr 2023
Motherhood, Women, Emotions
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Perhaps more than any other relationship or identity, motherhood is both organic and constructed. Mothers are created by their children, and then simultaneously expanded and abbreviated by maternity as a social category. In Scar Tissue: Tracing Motherhood, Montreal writer and literary philosopher Sara Danièle Michaud brings her considerable intellectual scope to the impossible intimacy of this most primal human relationship. Intense and intertextual, the book draws as easily from Saint Augustine as from Sheila Heti, weaving a long essay that is both deeply personal and eloquently universal.

About the author

The Black Community Resource Centre (BCRC), founded in 1995, is a growing resource-based not-for-profit organization located in Montreal, Quebec. The BCRC is a leader and advocate whose priority is to promote and support the well-being and success of the English-speaking Black community in Quebec, as well as serving other marginalized groups. Its mission is to provide support services to individuals and communities, identify and remove barriers to access to employment, and help visible minority youth rekindle their dreams and achieve their full potential.

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Editorial Reviews

"One of the strongest, most original, candid texts I have read about becoming a mother-about moving on to that new life-and which also manages to avoid idealization." Radio-Canada
"By sharing this most intimate notebook with the world, Sara Danièle Michaud achieves something that is almost sacred; she makes it possible for the singular to become universal-her own experience, but also that of women writers who have come before her and who, like her, have sought to enter into conversation and into relationships, with other mothers." Le Devoir

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