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
- HOMEMADE event at Irma's Finland House with Beatrice Ojakangas Oct 22, 2016 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM — Irma's Finland House, 625 9th St. North, Virginia, MN 55792
- WATER AND WHAT WE KNOW event at Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery with Karen Babine Oct 22, 2016 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM — Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery, 112 Third St. W, Park Rapids, MN 56470
- THE WEDDING HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD event at the Rochester Public Library with Michael McConnell and Jack Baker Oct 22, 2016 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd St. SE, Rochester, MN 55904