“She’s a powerful writer with an imagination that most of us would kill for. I have read everything she has written and am in awe of her many gifts. And her. When Nalo Hopkinson, Canada’s popular fantasy fiction writer, first learned that her Brown Girl in the Ring, the title of Hopkinson’s first novel (published by. Novel Brown Girl in the Ring, by Nalo Hopkinson. I’ve been telling people about Nalo Hopkinson’s book. It is great.” -OCTAVIA BUTLER “Impressive, energetic.

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What a devilment a Englan! Even so, she adores Tipingee, the slavewoman who is her friend and her lover. I nalp I would be lost with all the African mythology since I was not familiar with it.

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Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson. The inner city has had to rediscover old ways–farming, barter, herb lore.

I had an eighth-grade English teacher who revered the first lines of Dashiell Hammett; he would have found much to admire in Nalo Hopkinson: By itself, it is own achievement. Notify me of new posts via email. Her womanist perspective sits her squarely alongside Toni Morrison and Alice Walker.

I’ve been telling people about Nalo Hopkinson’s book. However, the next person feels the same way about their problems. Over the phone from Vancouver, where she is currently a writer-in-residence at the University of British Columbia, one can hear in her voice the dancing rhythms of her various island homes — and the source for the arresting music of her prose.


Been on hiatus hopkinsln of work and things, but hoping to get more reviews back out.

But now the monied need hoopkinson harvest of bodies, and so they prey upon the helpless of the streets. Hopkinson read whatever volume she came across, including Homer and Shakespeare. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in ; but nothing about being an award winner guarantees the sort of longevity this book has by now proven itself to have.

Jun 09, Althea Ann rated it it was ok. Feb 10, Sunil rated it really liked it Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: It is also equally rare to find the ghetto rep I can just imagine how stunning this book was when it first hit the scene.

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The magic comes alive for the rest of the novel when Tony seeks help from the spiritualism of Gros-Jeanne. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. There is little law and order, plenty of violence and feral children roam the streets, some of whom periodically disappear. Wat a joyful news, mis Mattie, I feel like me heart gwine burs Jamaica people colonizin Englan in reverse….

I admit to having some trouble following everything because I’m not familiar with Caribbean lore, and Caribbean English grammar treats pronouns and verbs very differently, which makes the dialogue hard to understand until you tue the hang of it.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Her Haitian dominated near future Toronto is alive with sights and sounds and smells.


My universe had doubled in size. Apr 18, Brad rated broen really liked it Shelves: For all Canada pushes diversity, we’ve had our fair share of little “incidents” in recent history, including but sadly not limited to residential school abuse, Africville turned into a garbage dump and taken from the people who hopkinsob there, the taking of First Nations land for industrial usage which took decades to remediate and the attempt to “Anglicafy” Canada’s Indigenous children.

At first, I really connected with Ti-Jeanne, a single mother with Brown Girl in the Ring is set in a future dystopian Toronto, where the wealthy have fled to the suburbs following a large-scale economic collapse fuelled by failed negotiations with local First Nations communities.

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Reading mimetic fiction just feels to me nxlo more depression. I appreciated it, but it took me so long to warm to Ti-Jeanne that I was afraid I was going to like it, but it wasn’t going to be that story for me. And yet what struck me most about the opening pages of Nalo Hopkinson’s debut novel was, to leave behind the s, how fresh they still seemed.