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A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes to Belongingby Dionne Brand
Synopses & Reviews
A Map to the Door of No Return is a timely book that explores the relevance and nature of identity and belonging in a culturally diverse and rapidly changing world. It is an insightful, sensitive and poetic book of discovery.
Drawing on cartography, travels, narratives of childhood in the Caribbean, journeys across the Canadian landscape, African ancestry, histories, politics, philosophies and literature, Dionne Brand sketches the shifting borders of home and nation, the connection to place in Canada and the world beyond.
The title, A Map to the Door of No Return, refers to both a place in imagination and a point in history — the Middle Passage. The quest for identity and place has profound meaning and resonance in an age of heterogenous identities.
In this exquisitely written and thought-provoking new work, Dionne Brand creates a map of her own art.
About the Author
Dionne Brand won the 1997 Governor Generals Award for Poetry and the Trillium Award for Land to Light On. Her novel In Another Place, Not Here was a finalist for the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Trillium Award. She lives in Toronto.
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