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Earth Magic by Dionne Brand
Book DescriptionInspired by her childhood in Trinidad, acclaimed poet and writer Dionne Brand conjures the world of the Caribbean in her first book of poetry for children. The sounds and smells of market day, the blazing sun, the joyful beat of much-awaited rain and a girl who dares to do better. These are just some of the stories and characters brought into focus in this captivating collection of poems.Originally published in 1979, these poems are an eloquent, unsparing tribute to the lives of the Caribbean people and the power of nature. Simple chants and schoolyard skipping songs alongside more sophisticated poems reveal a place of beauty and hardship where life moves in harmony with the elements. With vibrant collage paintings and poignant line drawings by Eugenie Fernandes, Earth Magic will cast a spell over readers of all ages.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781553377061
(248mm x 162mm x 10mm)
Imprint: KCP Poetry
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dionne Brand
Chronicles, Paperback (October 2011)
Explores and chronicles how history shapes human existence, in particular the lives of those ruptured and scattered by New World slaveries and modern crises. This title charts a collective as well as a personal journey, delving into the burdens of history and the fugitive, contingent, dynamic, and mutable geographies of the African diaspora.
Fierce Departures, Paperback (February 2009)» View all books by Dionne Brand
With selections, drawn from work between 1990 and 2006, this title delineates how history marks and dislocates peoples of African Diaspora, how nations, concretely and conceptually, fail to create safe haven, and how nevertheless human desire persists.
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Author Biography - Dionne Brand
Acclaimed poet and novelist Dionne Brand was born in Trinidad and moved to Canada in the early 1970s. Her work has won both the Governor General's Award for Poetry and the Trillium Award for Literature. Originally published in 1979, Earth Magic was her first book of poetry for children.Eugenie Fernandes is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator. Her many works include the Little Mouse series, Earth Magic, One Hen and Kitten's Spring. She lives in southern Ontario.
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