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
- VIKINGS IN THE ATTIC event at Danebo with Eric Dregni Mar 04, 2017 12:45 PM - 02:45 PM — Danish American Center/Danebo, 3030 W River Pkwy., Minneapolis, MN 55406
- CREEKFINDING launch event at Prairie Lights Bookstore with Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Claudia McGehee Mar 04, 2017 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Prairie Lights Bookstore, 15 S Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 52240
- THE FORD CENTURY IN MINNESOTA event at the Hennepin History Museum with Brian McMahon Mar 09, 2017 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM — Hennepin History Museum, 2303 Third Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55404