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If I could write this in fire by Michelle Cliff

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Published by University of Minnesota Press in Minneapolis .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Cliff, Michelle,
  • Authors, Jamaican -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • Jamaican Americans -- Biography,
  • Lesbian authors -- Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementMIchelle Cliff.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9265.9.C55 Z46 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16872360M
ISBN 109780816654741, 9780816654758
LC Control Number2008021743

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If I Could Write This in Fire NPR coverage of If I Could Write This in Fire by Michelle Cliff. News, author interviews, critics' picks and happylifekennel.com: Michelle Cliff. The book’s wide-ranging and diverse selections address the central themes of the region’s literature: the plantation, maroon society, colonial education, rural and urban life, women’s If I Could Write This in Fire . If I Could Write This in Fire Book Description: Born in a Jamaica still under British rule, the acclaimed writer Michelle Cliff embraced her many identities: a light-skinned Creole, a lesbian, an immigrant in both England and the United States. If I Could Write This in Fire is a pedagogical text because it teaches a reading practice. Watching Cliff fill in the missing stories behind, underneath and around the clues she comes upon in her sojourn through space and time, reminds us that the language is actually inadequate for .

Nov 16,  · Book of the week: If I Could Write This in Fire, by Michelle Cliff 16 November, Nicholas Laughlin Blog, Caribbean Beat, Discover Trinidad & Tobago We are a fragmented people. Review of If I Could Write this in Fire by Michelle Cliff. Note on the Author. Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a PhD Candidate in English, Africana Studies and Women’s Studies at Duke happylifekennel.com: Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Identity, historiography, and the Caribbean voice. From: The black Jacobins / C.L.R. James -- Caliban: notes toward a discussion of culture in our America / Roberto Fernández Retamar -- If I could write this in fire, I would write this in fire / Michelle CliffPages: In her first book-length collection of nonfiction, Cliff interweaves reflections on her life in Jamaica, England, and the United States with a powerful and sustained critique of racism, homophobia, and social injustice. If I Could Write This in Fire begin5/5(1).