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  • Author:
    Dionne Brand
  • ISBN:
    0802116221
  • ISBN13:
    978-0802116222
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  • Publisher:
    Grove Pr; First US edition. edition (October 1, 1997)
  • Pages:
    247 pages
  • Subcategory:
    United States
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For readers unaccustomed to the Black Caribbean vernacular that begins Dionne Brand's 1996 novel In Another Place, Not Here-like me-there's a bit of an initial hurdle to leap over to sink into this book.

For readers unaccustomed to the Black Caribbean vernacular that begins Dionne Brand's 1996 novel In Another Place, Not Here-like me-there's a bit of an initial hurdle to leap over to sink into this book.

For readers unaccustomed to the Black Caribbean vernacular that begins Dionne Brand’s 1996 novel In Another Place, Not Here-like me-there’s a bit of an initial hurdle to leap over to sink into this book.

‘In Another Place, Not Here’: Dionne Brand's Politics of (Dis) Location", in Veronica Strong-Bong, Sherrill Grace, Avigail Eisenberg, and Joan Anderson (eds), Painting the Maple: Essays on Race, Gender, and the Construction of Canada, Vancouver, BC: U of British Columbia Press, 1998.

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Through the central characters of Elizete and Verlia, the book explores issues of poverty, cultural displacement and the human need for love and acceptance. The writing is sensuous and very beautiful in places. The subject matter is harsh, but the approach is lyrical. This fusion creates an explosive combination. Find similar books Profile.

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The Women Unbound Reading Challenge was the perfect excuse that I needed to fill the gap in my Dionne Brand reading with her first novel In Another Place, Not Here

The Women Unbound Reading Challenge was the perfect excuse that I needed to fill the gap in my Dionne Brand reading with her first novel In Another Place, Not Here. I bought my copy on the weekend (I loaned out my original) and I read it in one sitting on Sunday, wholly immersed in the poetic prose, in the vivid experiences of Elizete and Verlia, in the lushness of the Caribbean, the starkness of the city I call home, Toronto, familiar but from another time

Book Description: Acclaimed by Adrienne Rich as "fierce, sensuous. a work of great beauty and moral imagination," In Another Place, Not Here tells of two contemporary Caribbean women who find brief refuge in each other on an island in the midst of political uprising

Book Description: Acclaimed by Adrienne Rich as "fierce, sensuous. a work of great beauty and moral imagination," In Another Place, Not Here tells of two contemporary Caribbean women who find brief refuge in each other on an island in the midst of political uprising. Elizete, dreaming of running to another place to escape the harshness of her daily life on the island, meets Verlia, an urban woman in constant flight who has returned to her island birthplace with hopes of revolution. Their tumultuous story moves between city and island, past and future, fantasy and reality

This is poet, essayist, and film-maker Dionne Brand's first novel. Acclaimed by Adrienne Rich as "fierce, sensuous.

Acclaimed by Adrienne Rich as "fierce, sensuous.

When two contemporary Caribbean women just happen to meet, an instant friendship and understanding forms as a yearning for each other's life takes them to the next stage in their own worlds.

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I'm only half-way through - not really far enough along to consider my review valid - but reading In Another Place, Not Here is like reading a book written by my cat. It's ignores every attempt I make to engage it. It refuses to recognize my existence. A paragraph's opening will introduce something dramatic, like an immigration raid, or a violent threat, or a sexual assault, and then a few sentences later, within the same paragraph, without explaining who did what to whom and why, it'll just introduce something else mundane and unrelated, in a new time and place, and completely irrelevant to the plot, and continue at it for two pages. It's like when your cat sidles up to your leg like it really wants to be pet, but then as soon as you bend down to pet it, it walks over to your garbage can and stares at it for twenty minutes.

Also - and this is more so a pet peeve of mine - it really overuses pronouns. With the text's many abrupt shifts in subject, time and place, the overuse of pronouns leaves you wondering who "she" is, and which people are included in "their." It sacrifices clarity for the sake of style.
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Dranar
For readers unaccustomed to the Black Caribbean vernacular that begins Dionne Brand's 1996 novel In Another Place, Not Here--like me--there's a bit of an initial hurdle to leap over to sink into this book. But trust me, it's worth it; and sink in you truly do. Brand is an exhilarating poet and although this is a novel, it's definitely a poet's novel. There is something--many things, in fact--deliciously seductive about the language, which rolls, rises, falls, and flows its way throughout the narrative like a river. The rhythm and feel of the words are seductive to the point that their meaning at times seems secondary and, in fact, purposely elusive--a quality that might be frustrating for some readers. If you can give yourself over to the novel, though, make yourself vulnerable in a way that one of the main characters Verlia struggles to throughout the book, In Another Place, Not Here is a really rewarding read....

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Morlunn
I just finished reading this one for a class. It is a very complex novel that I think would benefit from multiple readings. The novel is extremely discriptive and tells the story of two women from different parts of the world and how their paths ultimately cross. Brand's prose is intricately woven with a combination of confusion, wonder, and anger that emminates through fresh use of voice and perception. The book illustrates the impact of the imperialism and the slave-trade in the Carribean and takes place in both the islands and Ontario. I recomend this one but caution that it is a book that takes effort to really get into it.