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category: Poetry
published: Aug 2015
ISBN:9781771313452
publisher: Brick Books

A Really Good Brown Girl

Brick Books Classics 4

by Marilyn Dumont, introduction by Lee Maracle

tagged: native american, canadian
Description

Deluxe redesign of the Gerald Lampert Award-winning classic.

 

On the occasion of the press's 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the fourth of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. This edition of A Really Good Brown Girl features a new Introduction by Lee Maracle, a new Afterword by the author and a new cover and design by the renowned typographer Robert Bringhurst.

 

First published in 1996, A Really Good Brown Girl is a fierce, honest and courageous account of what it takes to grow into one's self and one's M├ętis heritage in the face of myriad institutional and cultural obstacles. It is an indispensable contribution to Canadian literature.

 

I am looking at a school picture, grade five, I am smiling easily ... I look poised, settled, like I belong. I won an award that year for most improved student. I learned to follow really well. --from "Memoirs of a Really Good Brown Girl"

 

"No other book so exonerates us, elevates us and at the same time indicts Canada in language so eloquent it almost hurts to hear it." --Lee Maracle, from the Introduction

About the Authors

Marilyn Dumont

Metis poet, writer, and professor, Marilyn Dumont, teaches for the faculties of Arts and Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Her four collections of poetry have won either provincial or national awards: A Really Good Brown Girl (1996); green girl dreams Mountains (2001); that tongued belonging (2007); The Pemmican Eaters (2015). She was awarded 2018 Lifetime Membership from the League of Canadian Poets for her contributions to poetry in Canada, and in 2019, awarded the University of Alberta Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Alberta Lieutenant Governor's Distinguished Artist Award.


Lee Maracle

Metis poet, writer, and professor, Marilyn Dumont, teaches for the faculties of Arts and Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Her four collections of poetry have won either provincial or national awards: A Really Good Brown Girl (1996); green girl dreams Mountains (2001); that tongued belonging (2007); The Pemmican Eaters (2015). She was awarded 2018 Lifetime Membership from the League of Canadian Poets for her contributions to poetry in Canada, and in 2019, awarded the University of Alberta Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Alberta Lieutenant Governor's Distinguished Artist Award.

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