In Another Place Not Here

When two contemporary Caribbean women just happen to meet, an instant friendship and understanding forms as a yearning for each other's life takes them to the next stage in their own worlds.

Author: Dionne Brand

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802136336

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

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When two contemporary Caribbean women just happen to meet, an instant friendship and understanding forms as a yearning for each other's life takes them to the next stage in their own worlds.

In Another Place Not Here

is looking into the window because she is seeing some other place, as if she is looking up a rain forest mountain road ... one of those women arrested in the long gaze of better memories even if they weren't better, just not here?

Author: Dionne Brand

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307368548

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Beautiful and meticulously wrought, set in both Toronto and the Caribbean, this astonishing novel gives voice to the power of love and belonging in a story of two women, profoundly different, each in her own spiritual exile.

Painting the Maple

'In another place, not here': Dionne Brand's Politics of (Dis)Location Peter Dickinson Poetry is here, just here. Something wrestling with how we live, something dangerous, something honest. - Dionne Brand, Bread Out of Stone I had ...

Author: Veronica Jane Strong-Boag

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774806923

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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Painting the Maple explores the critical interplay of raceand gender in shaping Canadian culture, history, politics and healthcare. These interdisciplinary essays draw on feminist, postcolonial,and critical theory in a wide-ranging discussion that encompasses bothhigh and popular forms of culture, the deliberation of policy and itsexecution, and social movements as well as individual authors andtexts. The contributors, who come from many fields, establish connectionsamong discourses of race, gender, and nation-building that haveconditioned the formation of Canada for more than one hundred years.They analyze ways in which these elements have participated in andcontributed to exclusionary practices and policies, such asmarginalization of women and racialized groups. Together, their essayspaint a picture of a nation that privileges whiteness, masculinity, andChristianity. This book gathers many insights on the construction of Canada,hitherto scattered in the literature. It will be of interest tofeminist scholars and others concerned with issues of race and gender.At times provocative, Painting the Maple illuminates thechallenges that lie ahead for all Canadians who aspire to create abetter future in a reimagined nation.

Canada from the Outside in Le Canada Vu D ailleurs

The novel In Another Place , Not Here ? by Caribbean - Canadian author Dionne Brand illustrates the need for this renegotiation of identities , as the movement of spatial dislocation engendered by her female characters is also an act of ...

Author: Zilá Bernd

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052010410

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Selected papers presented at the International Council for Canadian Studies biennial conference held May 25-27, 2005.

Multimodality in Canadian Black Feminist Writing

13 When she arrived on the estate, however, she “done calculate the heart of this place, that it could not yield to her grief, [and] she decide that this place ... 12 Brand, In Another Place, Not Here, 210. 13 In Another Place, Not Here ...

Author: Maria Caridad Casas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9042026871

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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This book develops a theory of multimodality - the participation of a text in more than one mode - centred on the poetry/poetics of Lillian Allen, Claire Harris, Dionne Brand, and Marlene Nourbese Philip. How do these poets represent oral Caribbean English Creoles (CECs) in writing and negotiate the relationship between the high literary in Canadian letters and the social and historical meanings of CECs? How do the latter relate to the idea of "female and black"? Through fluid use of code- and mode-switching, the movement of Brand and Philip between creole and standard English, and written orality and standard writing forms part of their meanings. Allen's eye-spellings precisely indicate stereotypical creole sounds, yet use the phonological system of standard English. On stage, Allen projects a black female body in the world and as a speaking subject. She thereby shows that the implication of the written in the literary excludes her body's language (as performance); and she embodies her poetry to realize a 'language' alternative to the colonizing literary. Harris's creole writing helps her project a fragmented personality, a range of dialects enabling quite different personae to emerge within one body. Thus Harris, Brand, Philip, and Allen both project the identity "female and black" and explore this social position in relation to others. Considering textual multimodality opens up a wide range of material connections. Although written, this poetry is also oral; if oral, then also embodied; if embodied, then also participating in discourses of race, gender, sexuality, and a host of other systems of social organization and individual identity. Finally, the semiotic body as a mode (i.e. as a resource for making meaning) allows written meanings to be made that cannot otherwise be expressed in writing. In every case, Allen, Philip, Harris, and Brand escape the constraints of dominant media, refiguring language via dialect and mode to represent a black feminist sensibility.

Transnational Canadas

9 Saskia Sassen, “The Repositioning of Citizenship: Emergent Subjects and Spaces for Politics,” Empire's New Clothes: Reading Hardt and Negri, ed. ... 12 Dionne Brand, In Another Place, Not Here (Toronto: Vintage, 1996), 49, 70.

Author: Kit Dobson

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554586682

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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Transnational Canadas marks the first sustained inquiry into the relationship between globalization and Canadian literature written in English. Tracking developments in the literature and its study from the centennial period to the present, it shows how current work in transnational studies can provide new insights for researchers and students. Arguing first that the dichotomy of Canadian nationalism and globalization is no longer valid in today’s economic climate, Transnational Canadas explores the legacy of leftist nationalism in Canadian literature. It examines the interventions of multicultural writing in the 1980s and 1990s, investigating the cultural politics of the period and how they increasingly became part of Canada’s state structure. Under globalization, the book concludes, we need to understand new forms of subjectivity and mobility as sites for cultural politics and look beyond received notions of belonging and being. An original contribution to the study of Canadian literature, Transnational Canadas seeks to invigorate discussion by challenging students and researchers to understand the national and the global simultaneously, to look at the politics of identity beyond the rubric of multiculturalism, and to rethink the slippery notion of the political for the contemporary era.

The Legacies of Caribbean Radical Politics

POST-GRENADA, POST-CUBA, POSTCOLONIAL Rethinking Revolutionary Discourse in Dionne Brand«s In Another Place, NotHere Raphael Dalleo Florida Atlantic University, USA This essay argues for understanding Caribbean postcoloniality as a ...

Author: Shalini Puri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317986482

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

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The year 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the thirtieth anniversary of the Grenadian and Nicaraguan Revolutions, and as such offered an occasion to assess the complex legacies of revolutionary politics in the Caribbean. This volume considers what we might learn from such revolutionary projects and their afterlives, from their successes and their errors. It explores what struggles, currently underway in the Caribbean, share with these earlier and longer revolutionary traditions, and how they depart from them. It analyzes radical movements in Jamaica, Grenada, Cuba, Venezuela, Guadeloupe, Suriname, and Guyana, not only in their national dimensions, but in terms of their regional linkages and mutual influences. The chapters are drawn from various disciplines and a range of democratic leftist projects. They consider not only state and party politics, but also civil society, cultural politics and artistic production, strikes, and grassroots activism. This book was published as a special issue of Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies.

Madness in Black Women s Diasporic Fictions

Dionne Brand, In Another Place, Not Here (New York: Grove Press, 1996), 215. Brand, In Another Place, Not Here, 230. Brand, In Another Place, Not Here, 246. Brand, In Another Place, Not Here, 247. McKittrick, Demonic Grounds, xxiv.

Author: Caroline A. Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319581279

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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This collection chronicles the strategic uses of madness in works by black women fiction writers from Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, and the United States. Moving from an over-reliance on the “madwoman” as a romanticized figure constructed in opposition to the status quo, contributors to this volume examine how black women authors use madness, trauma, mental illness, and psychopathology as a refraction of cultural contradictions, psychosocial fissures, and political tensions of the larger social systems in which their diverse literary works are set through a cultural studies approach. The volume is constructed in three sections: Revisiting the Archive, Reinscribing Its Texts: Slavery and Madness as Historical Contestation, The Contradictions of Witnessing in Conflict Zones: Trauma and Testimony, and Novel Form, Mythic Space: Syncretic Rituals as Healing Balm. The novels under review re-envision the initial trauma of slavery and imperialism, both acknowledging the impact of these events on diasporic populations and expanding the discourse beyond that framework. Through madness and healing as sites of psychic return, these novels become contemporary parables of cultural resistance.

Race and Displacement

While In Another Place, Not Here is a novel primarily about loss and is structured around the traumatic rupture of verlia's jump, it also suggests that survival, healing, and love are possible. They are made possible by desire— not by ...

Author: Maha Marouan

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817318011

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Race and Displacement captures a timely set of discussions about the roles of race in displacement, forced migrations, nation and nationhood, and the way continuous movements of people challenge fixed racial definitions. The multifaceted approach of the essays in Race and Displacement allows for nuanced discussions of race and displacement in expansive ways, exploring those issues in transnational and global terms. The contributors not only raise questions about race and displacement as signifying tropes and lived experiences; they also offer compelling approaches to conversations about race, displacement, and migration both inside and outside the academy. Taken together, these essays become a case study in dialogues across disciplines, providing insight from scholars in diaspora studies, postcolonial studies, literary theory, race theory, gender studies, and migration studies. The contributors to this volume use a variety of analytical and disciplinary methodologies to track multiple articulations of how race is encountered and defined. The book is divided by editors Maha Marouan and Merinda Simmons into four sections: “Race and Nation” considers the relationships between race and corporality in transnational histories of migration using literary and oral narratives. Essays in “Race and Place” explore the ways spatial mobility in the twentieth century influences and transforms notions of racial and cultural identity. Essays in “Race and Nationality” address race and its configuration in national policy, such as racial labeling, federal regulations, and immigration law. In the last section, “Race and the Imagination” contributors explore the role imaginative projections play in shaping understandings of race. Together, these essays tackle the question of how we might productively engage race and place in new sociopolitical contexts. Tracing the roles of "race" from the corporeal and material to the imaginative, the essays chart new ways that concepts of origin, region, migration, displacement, and diasporic memory create understandings of race in literature, social performance, and national policy. Contributors: Regina N. Barnett, Walter Bosse, Ashon T. Crawley, Matthew Dischinger, Melanie Fritsh, Jonathan Glover, Delia Hagen, Deborah Katz, Kathrin Kottemann, Abigail G.H. Manzella, Yumi Pak, Cassander L. Smith, Lauren Vedal

Interpreting Cultures

Dionne Brand, In Another Place, Not Here (1996; London: The Women's Press Ltd, 1997), 180. Brand, Another Place, 189. Brand, Another Place, 230. For some of the work on Brand in the past five years or so (most recent first), ...

Author: J. Hart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113711665X

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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This book focuses on how we perceive, know and interpret culture across disciplinary boundaries. The study combines theoretical and critical contexts for close readings in culture through discussions of literature, philosophy, history, psychology and visual arts by and about men and women in Europe, the Americas and beyond.