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Literary Criticism Canadian

What's a Black Critic To Do?

Interviews, Profiles and Reviews Of Black Writers

by (author) Donna Bailey Nurse

Insomniac Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2003
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2003
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This groundbreaking collection of profiles, interviews, essays and reviews on such well-known black writers and artists as Nalo Hopkinson, Dionne Brand, Austin Clarke, Lawrence Hill and Edwidge Danticat constitutes a frank conversation on the significance of race in contemporary Black Canadian and American literature. What's a Black Critic to Do? is for anyone looking for a way to talk about the sometimes-taboo topic of race, as it appears in novels, movies and plays. Of interest to Black readers as well as teachers, librarians and book club members, this book is a vital snapshot of contemporary North American culture.

About the author

Donna Bailey Nurse is a literary journalist who specializes in the work of black Canadian writers and artists. Her articles exploring race, books, and culture have appeared in national publications including the Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Toronto Star and the Ottawa Citizen. She is a contributor to the Literary Review of Canada, and is an occasional interviewer and critic for the Toronto Public Library, CBC Radio and CBC.CA. Donna is the editor of Revival: An Anthology of Black Canadian Writing and teaches Art Journalism at George Brown College in Toronto.

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