A Really Good Brown Girl

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A collection of poetry and memories about land, family, and the multiple boundaries imposed by the continuing colonization of the Métis people.

 

A Really Good Brown Girl is a collection of poetry and memories about land, family, and the multiple boundaries imposed by the continuing colonization of the Métis people. From white people’s judgments and the internalized shame that results—“You are not good enough, not good enough, obviously not good enough. The chorus is never loud or conspicuous, just there”—about family, “polishing the linoleum with our dancing,” about encounters with the white establishment and also with her own identity as a Native woman. Ultimately, Dumont’s direct and bold, powerful and poignant writing is all about survival: resisting the effects of colonization, challenging the white definitions of “Indian,” telling the realities of Native lives, and encouraging other Native women to find their voices.

 

Author: Marilyn Dumont (Cree/Métis)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1996

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Métis