An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading

An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading

by Dionne Brand (Author)

The geopolitics of empire had already prepared me for this...coloniality constructs outsides and insides--worlds to be chosen, disturbed, interpreted, and navigated--in order to live something like a real self. Internationally acclaimed poet and novelist Dionne Brand reflects on her early reading of colonial literature and how it makes Black being inanimate. She explores her encounters with colonial, imperialist, and racist tropes; the ways that practices of reading and writing are shaped by those narrative structures; and the challenges of writing a narrative of Black life that attends to its own expression and its own consciousness.

Book Details

Publication Date
March 26, 2020
Publisher
Collection
ISBN
9781772125139
Paper ISBN
9781772125085
File size
2 MB