A Really Good Brown Girl

In this collection of poetry, Marilyn Dumont explores what it means to grow up with Métis heritage in the face of institutional and cultural obstacles.

Marilyn Dumont

First published in 1996, A Really Good Brown Girl is a fierce, honest and courageous account of what it takes to grow into one's self and one's Métis heritage in the face of myriad institutional and cultural obstacles. It is an indispensable contribution to Canadian literature. (From Bricks Books Classics)

From the book

I am looking at a school picture, grade five, I am smiling easily ... I look poised, settled, like I belong. I won an award that year for most improved student. I learned to follow really well.

From A Really Good Brown Girl by Marilyn Dumont ©2015. Published by Brick Books Classics.


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