’Membering by Austin Clarke audiobook

’Membering

By Austin Clarke
Read by Nigel Shawn Williams

ECW Press 9781459730342
24.44 Hours 1
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2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature (Longlisted) 2016 RBC Taylor Prize (Longlisted) The unforgettable memoir of Giller Prize–winning author and poet Austin Clarke, called “Canada’s first multicultural writer.” Austin Clarke is a distinguished and celebrated novelist and short-story writer. His works often centre around the immigrant experience, of which he writes with humour and compassion, happiness and sorrow. In ’Membering, Clarke shares his own experiences growing up in Barbados and moving to Toronto to attend university in 1955 before becoming a journalist. With vivid realism he describes Harlem of the ’60s, meeting and interviewing Malcolm X and writers Chinua Achebe and LeRoi Jones. Clarke went on to become a pioneering instructor of Afro-American Literature at Yale University and inspired a new generation of Afro-American writers. Clarke has been called Canada’s first multicultural writer. Here he eschews a traditional chronological order of events and takes the reader on a lyrical tour of his extraordinary life, interspersed with thought-provoking meditations on politics and race. Telling things as he ’members them. Bespeak Audio Editions brings Canadian voices to the world with audiobook editions of some of the country’s greatest works of literature, performed by Canadian actors.

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Summary

Summary

Among longlisted titles for OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, 2016

Among longlisted titles for RBC Taylor Prize, 2016

2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature (Longlisted)

2016 RBC Taylor Prize (Longlisted)

The unforgettable memoir of Giller Prize–winning author and poet Austin Clarke, called “Canada’s first multicultural writer.”

Austin Clarke is a distinguished and celebrated novelist and short-story writer. His works often centre around the immigrant experience, of which he writes with humour and compassion, happiness and sorrow. In ’Membering, Clarke shares his own experiences growing up in Barbados and moving to Toronto to attend university in 1955 before becoming a journalist. With vivid realism he describes Harlem of the ’60s, meeting and interviewing Malcolm X and writers Chinua Achebe and LeRoi Jones. Clarke went on to become a pioneering instructor of Afro-American Literature at Yale University and inspired a new generation of Afro-American writers.

Clarke has been called Canada’s first multicultural writer. Here he eschews a traditional chronological order of events and takes the reader on a lyrical tour of his extraordinary life, interspersed with thought-provoking meditations on politics and race. Telling things as he ’members them.

Bespeak Audio Editions brings Canadian voices to the world with audiobook editions of some of the country’s greatest works of literature, performed by Canadian actors.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[A] brilliant free-range style of writing, which is enfolded in discussions of ideas, interaction with other writers and fragments of [Clarke’s] own memories and reflections of ’membering. Literary Review of Canada
“ magnificent account of a writer’s life. Globe and Mail

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Author

Author Bio: Austin Clarke

Author Bio: Austin Clarke

Austin Clarke is a professor of literature and has taught at Yale, Brandeis, Williams, Duke, and the Universities of Texas and Indiana. He assisted in setting up a black studies program at Yale in 1968, after which he became the cultural attaché of the Embassy of Barbados in Washington, DC. Culminating with the international success of The Polished Hoe, which won the Giller Prize, Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and Trillium Prize, his work since 1964 includes nearly a dozen novels, several short-story collections, and a few memoirs. He lives in Toronto.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 24.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English