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Africadian Atlantic: Essays on George Elliott Clarke
Joseph Pivato (Editor)
Guernica Editions, Fall 2012
342 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550716276
ISBN10: 1550716271
English
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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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). He has had poetry and plays published in Chinese, Romanian, and Italian while other works have appeared in Korean, Swedish, Finnish, French, German, Polish, and Hungarian. He is also the recipient of eight honorary doctorates. 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.
Clarke's poetics derives from a distinct engagement of history (time) and geography (space) ... Clarke surfaces from his community as the conduit of invocation, as both historian and seer, looking back in both directions.

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