What We All Long for
By (author) Dionne Brand
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What We All Long for by Dionne Brand
Book DescriptionA multi-cultural infusion following a close circle of second-generation 20-somethings in downtown Toronto and the secrets they hide. Tuyen, a lesbian avant-garde artist and daughter of Vietnamese parents is in love with her best friend Carla, a bi-racial bicycle courier.Oku, a poet who unbeknownst to his Jamaican family has dropped out of college is tormented by unrequited love for Jackie, who runs a hip-hop store. Quy is Tuyen's long-lost brother, whose first person narrative describes the horror of Vietnamese refugee camps and his journey to Toronto change Tuyen's life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312377717
(210mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
Publisher: Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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
Dionne Brand won the Governor General's Award for poetry and the Trillium Award in 1997 for" Land to Light On." In 2003 she won the Pat Lowther Award for poetry for her book "thirsty." Her novels include "In Another Place, Not Here" and "At the Full and Change of the Moon." She lives in Toronto.
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