FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The University of Minnesota Press is deeply saddened to hear of Michelle Cliff’s death. Cliff embraced her many identities as a light-skinned Creole, a lesbian, and an immigrant in both England and the United States to prove the intersections of prejudice and oppression. She never shied away from difficult themes of colonialism, race, gender, and sexuality and balanced her powerful messages with a personal and lyrical writing voice. Able to transcend the genres of novels, short stories, and nonfiction, Cliff’s writings serve as a model for how to confront the dualities of our complex world and how to bring attention to suppressed voices.
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- YOU'RE SENDING ME WHERE? event at the University of Minnesota Bookstore with Eric Dregni Mar 30, 2017 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM — University of Minnesota Bookstore, Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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