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.
- Upcoming Events
- THE FORD CENTURY IN MINNESOTA event at Common Good Books with Brian McMahon Dec 08, 2016 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Common Good Books, 38 Snelling Ave. S, St. Paul, MN 55105
- ICE-OUT and WAKE UP, ISLAND event at the Hibbing Historical Society with Mary Casanova Dec 09, 2016 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM — Hibbing Historical Society, Hibbing City Memorial Building, 400 E 23rd St., Hibbing, MN 55746
- BEAUTIFUL WASTELAND book launch event at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with Rebecca J. Kinney Dec 09, 2016 04:15 PM - 06:30 PM — University of Michigan, 915 E Washington St., Rackham West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Ann Arbor, MI 48109