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If I Could Write This in Fire

Michelle Cliff


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Praise For If I Could Write This in Fire

"Full of razors, blossoms, and clarity. The beauty and authority of Cliff’s writing is coupled with profound insight." —Toni Morrison

"Cliff is rare, and is already distinguished as a writer of great substance and power." —Tillie Olson

"Michelle Cliff has always been a fierce and fearless writer. In this incendiary collection, which ranges from engaging with the work of Lorca, Pasolini and Ama Ata Aidoo to revisiting the life Oto Benga, Cliff examines place and race and legacy, the things we carry with us in our memory and blood. Here is a line from the start of the book: ‘revolutionaries are made, not born.’ This book could make them. Be prepared." —Rebecca Brown, author of The End of Youth

Univ Of Minnesota Press, 9780816654741, 104pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 2008

About the Author

Michelle Cliff is the author of the novels Abeng, No Telephone to Heaven, and Free Enterprise. Her first collection of nonfiction, If I Could Write This in Fire (2008), was also published by University of Minnesota Press.