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Canticles I: mmxvi
Guernica Editions, Fall 2016
448 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550719123
ISBN10: 1550719122
$25.00 Canada, $25.00 US

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Book I of “The Canticles” puts into dialogue -- as dramatic monologues -- those who fostered the transatlantic slave trade, or who demonized the image of the Negro in the Occident; as well as those who struggled for liberation and/or anti-racism. In this work, Dante can critique Christopher Columbus and Frederick Douglass can upbraid Abraham Lincoln; Elizabeth Barrett Browning can muse on her African racial heritage and its implications for child-bearing, while Karl Marx can excoriate Queen Victoria.
And now you are damned and that is damned and this is damned and they are damned

Books by George Elliott Clarke

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