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Africadian Atlantic : essays on George Elliott Clarke

Author: Joseph Pivato
Publisher: Toronto : Guernica, 2012.
Series: Writers series (Toronto, Ont.), 35.
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"This collection features essays on Nova Scotia-born poet, playwright and literary critic George Elliott Clarke. Instrumental in promoting the writing of Canadian writers of African descent, Clarke's work has won awards including the Governor General's Award for poetry, a National Magazine Gold Medal Award for Poetry, the prestigious Trudeau Fellowship Prize, the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, the Martin Luther  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: George Elliott Clarke; George Elliott Clarke; George Elliott Clarke; George Elliott Clarke; George Elliott Clarke
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Pivato
ISBN: 9781550716276 1550716271
OCLC Number: 794300867
Description: 340 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction in two parts / Joseph Pivato --
"Even the stars are temporal" : the historical motion of George Elliott Clarke's Saltwater spirituals and deeper blues / Wayde Compton --
Re-visioning Fredericton : reading George Elliott Clarke's Execution poems / Jennifer Andrews --
The mask of Aaron : "Tall screams reared out of Three Mile Plains" : Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus and George Elliott Clarke's Black Acadian tragedy, Execution poems / Susan Knutson --
Some aspects of blues use in George Elliott Clarke's Whylah Falls / H. Nigel Thomas --
"This history's only good for anger" : gender and cultural memory in Beatrice Chancy / Maureen Moynagh --
Rewriting violent histories : transcultural adaptation in Beatrice Chancy / Amanda Montague --
"I am the lyrical warrior" : George Elliott Clarke's Black / Giulio Marra --
George Elliott Clarke's Othello / Diana Brydon --
"Oui, let's scat" : listening to multi-vocality in George Elliott Clarke's jazz opera Québécité / Katherine McLeod --
Creating a Canadian odyssey : George Elliott Clarke's global perspective in Trudeau: long march/shining path / Lydia Wilkinson --
"The little state of Africadia is a community of believers" : replacing the regional and remaking the real in the work of George Elliott Clarke / Alexander MacLeod --
"What we desire is African" : intertextuality of diaspora and negritude in George Elliott Clarke's and Solano Trindade's poetry / Maristela Campos --
Resistance from the margins in George Elliott Clarke's Beatrice Chancy / Katherine R. Larson --
Walking the walk : George Elliott Clarke's creative practice / Joseph Pivato.
Series Title: Writers series (Toronto, Ont.), 35.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph Pivato.

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"This collection features essays on Nova Scotia-born poet, playwright and literary critic George Elliott Clarke. Instrumental in promoting the writing of Canadian writers of African descent, Clarke's work has won awards including the Governor General's Award for poetry, a National Magazine Gold Medal Award for Poetry, the prestigious Trudeau Fellowship Prize, the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Achievement Award, and The Premiul Poesis (Romania). Contributors to this collection include: Alexander MacLeod, Susan Knutson, H. Nigel Thomas, Maureen Moynagh, Diana Brydon, Wayde Compton, Lydia Wilkinson, Katherine Larson, Maristela Campos, Giulio Marra, Amanda Montague, Jennifer Andrews and Katherine McLeod."--Back cover.

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