Black Girls: Women of African Descent Write Their World

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Palimpsest Press, Nov 15, 2018 - LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES - 250 pages
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One of Canada's most prominent and influential literary critics, Donna Bailey Nurse returns with a new collection of essays that explores the cultural impact of black women writers from across the diaspora. In Black Girls: Black Women of African Descent Write Their World, Bailey Nurse uses the fiction of Esi Edugyan, Chimamanda Adichie, and Toni Morrison, among many others, to reflect on what it means to be a black woman in North America and what their books have taught her about "how to survive this excruciatingly white world."

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Donna Bailey Nurse's articles have appeared in numerous publications including Maclean's magazine and The Globe and Mail. She is the author of two volumes of What's a Black Critic To Do? Interviews, Profiles and Reviews of Black Writers and the editor of Revival: An Anthology of Black Canadian Writing. She lives in Pickering, Ontario.

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