Dionne Brand

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Dionne Brand: Pushing Boundaries on the Literary Landscape  by Evelyn C. White
Dionne Brand: Pushing Boundaries on the Literary Landscape

Dionne Brand: Pushing Boundaries on the Literary Landscape

The distinguished poet, novelist, essayist, editor, activist and filmmaker Dionne Brand has claimed many of the nation’s most prestigious literary awards. When she was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2017, her citation described how Brand’s art has explored, with beauty, the difficult themes of gender, race and sexuality in a post-colonial world.

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Herizons 25th Anniversary Issue  by Laurie Soper
Herizons 25th Anniversary Issue

Herizons 25th Anniversary Issue

LEAD STORY: Indecent Acts and Everyday Rebellions

This interview first appeared in the Fall 1992 issue of Herizons.

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July 18, 1991 was one of the hottest days of the year. But when Gwen Jacob, a student at the University of Guelph, took off her shirt, the police charged her under the Criminal Code of Canada, Section 173.1(a), for committing an indecent act. In January 1992, Jacob was convicted, the first decision of its kind in Canada. She appealed the conviction.

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