'Membering

'Membering

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2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature -- Longlisted

2016 RBC Taylor Prize -- Longlisted



The unforgettable memoir of Giller Prize-winning author and poet Austin Clarke, called "Canada's first multicultural writer."



Austin Clarke is a distinguished and celebrated novelist and short-story writer. His works often centre around the immigrant experience, of which he writes with humour and compassion, happiness and sorrow. In 'Membering , Clarke shares his own experiences growing up in Barbados and moving to Toronto to attend university in 1955 before becoming a journalist. With vivid realism he describes Harlem of the '60s, meeting and interviewing Malcolm X and writers Chinua Achebe and LeRoi Jones. Clarke went on to become a pioneering instructor of Afro-American Literature at Yale University and inspired a new generation of Afro-American writers.



Clarke has been called Canada's first multicultural writer. Here he eschews a traditional chronological order of events and takes the reader on a lyrical tour of his extraordinary life, interspersed with thought-provoking meditations on politics and race. Telling things as he 'members them.
Publisher: Toronto :, Dundurn,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781459730342
Branch Call Number: 819.3 CLA
Characteristics: 490 pages ; 23 cm

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