Makeda Silvera
Kingston, Jamaica
1955-
 
 
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Biography

Makeda Silvera was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1955. She is co-founder  and managing editor of the Sister Vision: Black Women and Women of Colour Press. At the age of 12 she emigrated to Canada. She is the author of such books as Remembering G and Other Stories and Her Head a Village. She has edited numerous anthologies, including the groundbreaking Piece of My Heart, the first lesbian-of-color anthology in North America; and Silenced, an oral history of Caribbean domestic workers in Canada. Silvera has also been at the forefront of developing and publishing writing by women of color for over 12 years as managing editor and co-publisher of Sister Vision Press, she now lives in Toronto, Canada.
 

Works
  • Her Head A Village , and Other Stories (1994)
Links

Makeda Silvera's Outside Looking Outside by Mario Carlucci
http://www.eye.net/Arts/Books/1994/bo0407a.htm
 


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