Dionne Brand
Trinidad
1953-
 
 

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Biography

Dionne Brand was born in Guayguayare, Trinidad in 1953.  She graduated Naparima Girls’ High School and then moved to Toronto.  She has lived in Toronto since.  Brand graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy and English from the University of Toronto, in 1975.  She obtained her M.A. in the philosophy of education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.  She got her Ph.D. in women’s history.  Since in Canada she has helped form the first black ladies newspaper, Our Lives.  Some of her works reflect personnel and national identity, the immigrant experience in Canada, and her experience as a lesbian.

Works

  •  ‘Fore Day Mourning (1978)
  • Earth Magic (1980)
  • Winter Epigrams and Epigrams to Ernesto Cardenal in Defense of Claudia (1983)
  • Primitive Offensive (1983)
  • Chronicles of the Hot Sun (1988)
  • Sight Specific:  Lesbians and Representation (1988)
  • No Language is Neutral (1990)
  • Bread Out of Stone:  Recollections, Sex, Recognitions, Race, Dreaming, Politics. (1995)
  • Land to Light On (1997)
  • At the Full and Change of the Moon. (1999)

 


Links

Biography of Dionne Brand

http://www.nwpassages.com/bios/brand.asp

More Links

http://scream.interlog.com/95/brand.html

 

 


Send questions or comments about the Web site to Dr. Seodial Deena
East Carolina University, Department of English, Multicultural Literature Program.