Dionne Brand fonds


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Dionne Brand fonds

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[197-]-2007 ; predominantly [197-]-1982 and [199-]-2007

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Description from Library and Archives Canada:
64 photographs : b&w and col.
34 photographs b&w (digital 22.4 MB).
4 sheets contact prints.
7 sheets of negatives.
1 CDR (audio 605.5 MB).
2 posters.
1 name plaque. This accession of the fonds relates to Dionne Brand's writing, editing and publishing, publicity and awards as well as her work on literary prize juries. Also included are documents relating to Brand's personal life and friendships. The material dates predominantly from the period after the first accession and mainly documents the creation and reception of the volumes of poetry 'Thirsty' and 'Inventory' and the novel What We All Long For as well as her recognition and appearances and her friendships. However, in this accession, there is also a substantial portion of material relating to Brand's early development as a writer and her work in graduate school at OISE. This material comprises the series Early writing and education : drafts, correspondence, promotional material and clippings (Series 7.). This early material was stored at Brand's aunt's home just prior to her work in Grenada.



114 cm of textual record.
5.458 MB of textual record (electronic)


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