A Map to the Door of No Return Notes to Belonging by Dionne Brand

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Published by Vintage Canada in Toronto .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Brand, Dionne, -- 1953-,
  • Authors, Canadian (English) -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • Blacks -- Canada -- Race identity,
  • Blacks -- Canada -- Social conditions

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementDionne Brand.
GenreBiography.
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Pagination228 p. ;
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21155921M
ISBN 100385258925
OCLC/WorldCa249161657

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