Dionne Brand Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

CRITICISM

Brathwaite, Edward Kamau. “Dionne Brand's Winter Epigrams.” Canadian Literature 105 (summer 1985): 18-30.

Brathwaite examines Brand's use of the epigram form and places her work within the tradition of female exile poetry.

Brand, Dionne, and Frank Birbalsingh. “Dionne Brand: No Language Is Neutral.” In Frontiers of Caribbean Literature in English, pp. 120-37. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996.

Brand discusses the development of her literary career and the other writers who have influenced her work.

Garvey, Johanna X. K. “‘The Place She Miss’: Exile, Memory, and Resistance in Dionne Brand's Fiction.” Callaloo 26, no. 2 (summer 2003): 486-503.

Garvey examines the recurring metaphor of the “Middle Passage” and ocean voyages in Brand's fiction.

Mullett, David. “The Legacy of Slaves.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 5040 (5 November 1999): 25.

Mullett claims that the fragmented style of At the Full and Change of the Moon is its greatest weakness.

Sturgess, Charlotte. “Spirits and Transformation in Dionne Brand's Sans Souci and Other Stories.Etudes Canadiennes 35 (December 1993): 223-29.

Sturgess discusses the politics and poetics of Brand's short stories “Blossom” and “At the Lisbon Plate.”

Wallace, Bronwen. “In Search of Recognition.” Canadian Forum 68, no. 780 (April 1989): 34-5.

Wallace praises Brand's transition from poetry to prose in her short-story collection Sans Souci.

Additional coverage of Brand's life and career is contained in the following sources published by Thomson Gale: Black Writers, Ed. 2; Contemporary Authors, Vol. 143; Contemporary Women Poets; and Literature Resource Center.