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Event #1322

Assembling the Afro-Metis Syllabus: Some Preliminary Reading


Thursday, June 3, 2021

14:00 - 15:00
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Books and Biscotti Literary Series - Thursday,June 3,2021 - 14:00 - 15:00 pm (MT) | 16:00 - 17:00 pm (ET)

Joseph Pivato, Athabasca University, is pleased to introduce George Elliott Clarke, University of Toronto

Clarke explores the self-presentation of those African-Canadian authors who also claim to be part Indigenous.  He critically examines the very different receptions of these dual-identity writers among Black-Canadian critics and some Indigenous scholars. His focus is on the arguments presented in published literary texts rather than on questions of political legitimacy or constitutional recognition. He argues that it can be enriching to understand the terms “black” and “Métis” with their affiliations and cross-connections leading to rainbows of cultures.

With thanks to the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers.

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  • George Elliott Clark, Professor, University of Toronto