The following is a comprehensive list of articles about the work of M.NourbeSe Philip up until 1995. It includes General Articles and Reviews of Poetry, Non- fiction, Fiction as well as published Academic Books and Articles and three Films on her work. A few more current articles have been added.
Interviews & General Articles
Write -Conversations with African Canadian Poets and Novelists, Nigel
Tomas edit., TSAR, Toronto, 2006
Open Letter -a Canadian Journal of Writing and Theory, Twelfth series, Number 9, Summer 2006 "Bring the Private into the Public: An Interview with M. NourbeSe Philip" by Selina Horrell,
Journal of West Indian Literature, Vol. 14, No.s1&2, 2005, Patricia Saunders, "Trying Tongues, E-raced Identities and the Possibilities of Be/longing: Conversations with NourbeSe Philip"
Callaloo - Volume 27, Number 3, Summer 2004, pp. 682-697, "A
Poet of Place: An Interview with M. NourbeSe Philip" by
Open Letter 9.9 (1997): 15-26.Vevaina, Coomi S. “Searching for Space: A Conversation with M Nourbese Philip.” Interview.
International Journal of Canadian Studies 10, Fall/Automne 1994, Krishna Sarbadhikary, "Weaving a 'Multicoloured Quilt' Marlene Nourbese Philip's Vision of Change"
Paragraph Magazine, 15: 2 (Fall 1993), Mehan, Uppinder, "Art and activism of M. Nourbese Philip."
The Queen's Journal March 12, 1993, Sykes, Katie, " Multiculturalism re-examined."
enRoute, 19:7, July 1991, Gane, Jane, "Marlene Nourbese Philip."
The Globe and Mail, January 4, 1990, Kirchhoff, H.J, "The obsession that has chosen me is language."
The Toronto Star, February 27, 1990, Flavelle, Dana, "Setting New Standards."
Arts Bulletin\Canadian Conference of the Arts, Vol 14 No.3/4,
August 1990, Beaulne, Brigitte, "Is Canadian society changing from a salad to a melting pot?"
Chatelaine, November 1990, Cameron, Elspeth, "Who is Marlene Nourbese Philip and why is she saying all those terrible things about PEN?"
The Toronto Star, Dec 1990, Marchand, Philip," The Best of Times and the Worst: 1990."
The St. Mary's Journal, October 12, 1989, Methot, Suzanne, "Philip Breaks Her Silence," Suzanne Methol.
This Magazine, Vol 22, Mar-Apr 1988, Sullivan, Rosemary, "The Multicultural Divide: Where's the mosaic? It's time to open the doors of the Canlit club."
Canadian Tribune, April 18, 1988, Kaushalya Bannerji and John McVey," Decolonising Poetry."
Share, November 23, 1988, Maylor, David, "Marlene Nourbese Philip: Lawyer turns to writing."
Reviews of, and articles about, M. Nourbese Philip's published work -a selection
Toronto Star, August 29, 1982
Canadian Authors Association, October 1985.
Fuse, Spring 1985, Vigier, Rache.
Lyric Interventions: Feminism, Experimental Poetry and Contemporary Discourse, Linda A. Kinnahan, University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, 2004
Journal of Canadian Studies 33.1 (1998): 121-144. Deloughrey, Elizabeth. “From Margin to the (Canadian) Frontier: ‘The Wombs of Language’ in M Nourbese Philip’s She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks.”
New Internationalist, 27.3, November 95, Patel, Urvi.
Surplus 9/5, 1995, Hoving, Isabel.
Everywoman Aug 1995, Deakin, Julia, "Unnerving Truths."
Weekly Journal 22 June 1995, Lawrence, Rachelle.
The Guardian 16 June 1995, Ford, Mark.
Possibilities Literary Arts Magazine, Vol 1 No.1, Clarke, George Elliott, "Whose English is it anyway ?"
Journal of Canadian Poetry, 6 (1991), Edwards, Nadi.
Prisma, 8 (1989): 59-60, Palmer, Margarita Mateo, "Word for word's sake."
Atlantic Provinces Book Review 17.3 (Sept/Oct. 1990).
Fiddlehead 164 (Summer 1990).
What, no. 23, July/Aug. 1990, Jones, David.
Books in Canada 19.3 (April 1990).
Books in Canada, 18, Jan/Feb. 1989, Hall, Phil, "The Continent of Silence."
Journal of Canadian Poetry for the Year 1988, The Poetry Review, vol. 6.
Writing a Politics of Perception: Memory, Holography, and Women Writers in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000. 63-78. Thompson, Dawn. “Looking for Livingstone in Marlene Nourbese Philip’s Looking for Livingstone.”
Open Letter, a Canadian Journal of Writing and Theory. Ninth Series, No. 2: Spring 1995. Wayne Defehr. “Some Places To Take A Dull Ear: The `Silent' Agent in Nourbese Philip's Looking for Livingstone”.
Canadian Literature, No. 145, Summer, 1995, Noel Elizabeth Currie
Canadian Women Studies, 14:2 (Spring 1994).
Journal of Canadian Poetry 8, 1993, Saunders, Leslie.
Wasafiri, Autumn 1993, Narain, Denise de Caires.
Canadian Book Review Annual, Jaunary 1993, Minsos, Susan.
University of Toronto Quarterly, 62:1, Fall 1992.
Canadian Material, (CM) March 1992, Moulton, Donalee.
Scene Magazine, January 1992, Young, Mark,"Bookmarks."
Atlantic Provinces Book Review, 18:4, December 1991.Dinaut, Angela, "Moving tributes and silence out of silence."
Obsidian II, 16:3, Winter 1991,, Thomas, Nigel H.
Scene Magazine, November 1991, Young, Mark.
Books in Canada, 1991, Boone, Laurel, "Stepping out of time."
The Globe and
Mail, January 30, 1995, Persky, Stan, "A Lesson on Race No One
No. 63 (1994), pp. 51-58. Selwyn R. Cudjoe, “Disturbing
the Peace”, reviews of Frontiers:
Essays and Writings on Racism and Culture and Showing Grit:
Showboating North of the 44th Parallel.
New Feminist Research, volume 23 number 3,Denise de Caires Narain (Fall 1994)
The American Review of Canadian Studies, (Spring 1994), Kaye, Frances W.
Canadian Women Studies, 14.2 (Spring 1994).
Quarry, 43.1 (1994).
University of Toronto Quarterly, 63.1 (Fall 1993).
Books in Canada, 22.5 (Summer 1993).
Fuse Magazine, 16, 5-6 (Summer 1993).
Matrix Magazine, 41 (Fall 1993).
Canadian Dimension, Sept/Oct 1993, Harris, Laurelle, "Brutally Honest."
Wasafiri, 18, Autumn, 1993, Emery, Mary Lou.
Canadian Literature, 137 (Summer 1993), New, W.A, "Editorial: The year in 1992."
Books in Canada, 22.5 (Summer 1993).
Fuse, (Summer 1993), Walcott, Rinaldo,
Montreal Gazette, February 6, 1993.
Metro Word, January 1993, Walcott, Rinaldo, "Givin' em gwid in Canada,"
The Toronto Star, December 1992, Nurse, Donna, "A writer perpetually in exile."
Books In Canada, December 1993, Helwig, Maggie, "Hard Questions."
Transition Issue 63, Cudjoe, Selwyn R, "Disturbing the Peace: The source of literacy Canada sacrifices subtlety for substance."
Halifax Mail Star, 1993, Clarke, George Elliott, "Racism ignites Nourbese Philip's explosive prose."
Canadian Woman Studies/Les Cahiers de la femme Vol 14, No.2, Sanders, Leslie.
No. 63 (1994), pp. 51-58. Selwyn R. Cudjoe, “Disturbing
the Peace”, reviews of Frontiers: Essays and Writings on Racism and Culture and
Showing Grit: Showboating North of the 44th Parallel.
Books in Canada, September, 1994, Halpern, Sheryl, "Up from Liberalism."
Books in Canada, 23.6 (Summer 1994).
Newsweek, November1, 1993, Kroll, Jack, "Stormy Trip for "Show Boat".
Paperplates, 2:1, Pacific, Robin, "False Media Syndrome."
Demonic Grounds, Black Women and their Cartographies of Struggle, Katherine McKitrick, University of Minnesota Press, 2006 (contains a substantial reference to M. NourbeSe Philip's work, especially the essay "Dis Place -the Space Between"
Globe and Mail, March 28, 1998, George Elliott Clarke, "The outraged citizen-poet speaks out"
The Toronto Star, January 29, 1991, Landsberg, Michele, "Tales about Blacks are rich with pride."
Centre Letter, July 13-19 1990, "Marlene Nourbese Philip:Border crossings."
The Women's Review of Books, 7:10-11, July 1990, Cobham, Rhonda, "Women of the Islands."
Canadian Children's Literature 1989, "Preaching to adolescents."
Matrix Fall 1989, Samuel, Julian, " Strange Fruit."
Halifax Chronicle/Herald, October 1989, Barnard, Elissa, "Canada's publishing door should open wider to Black writers: Philip".
Quill and Quire, Books for Young People, August, 1989, McGrath, Joan.
University of Chicago: Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, November 1989.
Dragon's Teeth, Issue 33 (Summer 1989), Noel, Marcia.
Canadian Children's Literature (CCL), 54, 1989, Montgomery, Elizabeth.
The Toronto Star, August 19, 1989, Sugunasiri, Suwanda, "True voices speak from the heart."
Essence, Bookmarks, July 1989, Giddings, Paula.
Books in Canada, June-July, 1989, Granfield, Linda, "Pizza in the sky."
The Toronto Star, Saturday Magazine, June 24, 1989, Rae, Arlene Perly, "Some of the best available for children this summer."
Canadian Materials, May 1989, Fry, Patricia.
Caribe, April 1990, "Marlene Nourbese Philip: Harriet's Daughter".
The Globe and Mail March 25, 1989, MacCallum, Elizabeth, "Heroines who make the grade."
Focus on Equality, March 1989.
Children's Book News, 11:4, Spring 1989.
Reviewing Librarian, 14: No. 2.
Educational Impact, November 1988.
West-Coast-Line, 1997 Spring-Summer 22:1 (31), Leslie Saunders, "'The Mere Determination to Remember': M. Nourbese Philip's 'Stop Frame'"
Now, December 1988, Lesley McAllister.
Toronto Star, Saturday Magazine, March 4, 1989.
Zymergy Literary Reveiw, Vol. III, no. 1, Spring 1989.
Canadian Fiction Magazine, #66, 1989.
Tessera, vol. 12 Summer 1992, Leslie Sanders, 'Marlene Nourbese Philip's "Bad Words"'
RESEARCH BOOKS AND ARTICLES ON
Denise de Caires
Narain, Contemporary Caribbean Women's Poetry: Making
Style, Routledge (Research in Postcolonial Literatures),
London & New York, 2004
Carmona Rodríguez, Pedro M. "Marlene Nourbese Philip’s Stories: Gender, Recovery And Cultural Dissent In Border Fiction", 29th Aedean Conference,2005, Universidad de Jaen
Jenkins, Lee M., "Penelope's Web: Una Marson, Lorna Goodison, M.Nourbese Philip", The Language of Caribean Poetry, Boundaries of Expression, University Press of Florida, Gainesville, 2004
Kinnahan, Linda A., "'Our Visible Selves': Visual-Verbal Collaborations in Erica Hunt, Alison Soar, and M. Nourbese Philip", Lyric Interventions, Feminism, Experimental Poetry and Contemporary Discourse , University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, 2004
Morris, Robyn "Fabricating the Female Story in Joy Kogawa's Obasan and Marlene Nourbese Philip's Looking for Livingstone", RENEGOTIATING IDENTITIES, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, July 2000
Vevaina, Coomi "'And Unafraid of the Gorgon on the Breastplate the Stones Speak': The Anguished Drama of Return in M. Nourbese Philip's 'Discourse on the Logics of Language'", RENEGOTIATING IDENTITIES, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, July 2000
Paretti, Marie: "Cartographies of Silence: Remapping History in the Poetry of M. Nourbese Philip" -unpublihed
McKittrick, Katherine: ‘Who Do You Talk To, When a Body’s in Trouble?’: M. Nourbese Philip’s (Un)Silencing of Black Bodies in the Diaspora, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY, VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2, 2000, Carfax Publishing, Basingstoke, UK.
Parameswaran, Uma, "Dispelling the Spells of Memory: Another Approach to Reading our Yesterdays", 2000, Proceedings of the Red River Conference on World Literature,Volume 2, 2000 / ISSN: 1533-0842 (entire essay)
Johnson, Newtona (Tina) , "Gender and Diasopric Conenctions in Marlene Nourbese Philip's Harriet's Daughter", MaComère- The Journal of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars, Volume 3, 2000
Saunders, Patricia J., "Gender and Genre in Caribbean Women's Literature: Marlene Nourbese Philips' “Discourse on the Logic of Language”' African American Heritage Month lectures, Bowdoin College, University of Maine, Feb 2000
Johnson, Newtona (Tina) , "Wearing the Mask of Race: The Postcolonial Male in Buchi Emecheta’s Second-Class Citizen and Marlene Nourbese Philip’s Harriet’s Daughter." South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, 1998 -unpublished
Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol, 157, Twentieth-Century Caribbean and Black African Writers. 3rd ser., eds. Bernth Lindorfs and Reinhard Sander, Gale Research Inc. Detroit (1996): 296-306.
Savory, Elaine, " Marlene Nourbese Philip, February1947-)," Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol, 157, Twentieth-Century Caribbean and Black African Writers. 3rd ser., eds. Bernth Lindorfs and Reinhard Sander, Gale Research Inc. Detroit (1996): 296-306.
Savory, Elaine, "En/Gendering Spaces: The Poetry of Marlene Nourbese Philip and Pamela Mordecai" in Contemporary Women Writing In The Other Americas, GMM Colvile ed.1996
Lutz, Hartmut, "Is the Canon Colorblind ?: On the Status of Authors of Color in Canadian Literature in English," Zeitschrift fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik, A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture, XLIV Jahrgang 1996, Heft 1,1 Viertejal.
Godard, Barbara, "A Writing of Resistance: Black Women's Writing in Canada," Intersexions: Issues of Race and Gender in Canadian Women's Writing, Coomi, S. Vevaina & Godard, B., eds., Creative Books, New Delhi, 1996.
Marriot, David, "Figures of Silence and Orality in the Poetry of M. Nourbese Philip, "Framing the Word: Gender and Genre in Caribbean Women's Writing. ed. Addo, Joan Anim, Whiting and Birch Ltd, London 1996.
De Fehr, Wayne, "Some Places to Take a Dull Ear: The `silent' agent in Nourbese Philip's Looking for Livingstone, Open Letter, 9:2, (Spring 1995).
Wolf, Doris, "Moving out of `the or of either' reading Black liberatory subjectivity in Philip's Looking for Livingstone," Open Letter 9:2 (Spring 1995); 45-52.
Mcalpine, Kirstie, "Narratives of Silence: Marlene Nourbese Philip and Joy Kogawa," New European perspectives/Les Masqes de la diversite Canadienne: Nouvelle Perspectives Europeenes, eds. Jaumain, Serge et al. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1995. 133-42.
Godard, Barbara, "From Visions of the Other to Theories of Difference: the Canadian Literatures," The Force of Vision 2, Visions of the Other, Proceedings of the XIII the Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, Tokyo 1995. eds. Margaret R. Higonnet, Sumie Jones.
Godard, Barbara, "Rape by Grammar: M. Nourbese Philip's Hyphenated Tongue or Writing the Caribbean Demographic between Africa and Artic," Other Americas/Other Voices.Vol.3, ed. Georgina Colvile, Lewiston, N.Y., Edwin Mellen Press, 1995.
Thomas, Nigel H., "Caliban's Voice: Marlene Nourbese Philip's Poetic Response to Western Hegemonic Discourse," Studies in the Literary Imagination,
Hoving, Isabel, "The Castration of Livingstone and other stories: Reading African and Caribbean Migrant Women's Writing," Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 1995.
Boyce-Davies, Carol, "Other Tongues," Black Women, Writing and Identity: Migrations of the Subject, Routledge, London, 1994.
Montefiore, Jan, "Feminism and Poetry:Language, Experience, Identity in Women's Writing, Pandora, 1994.
Sarbadhikary, Krishna, "Weaving a `multicoloured quilt': Marlene Nourbese Philip's vision of change: avec sommaire en francais," International Journal of Canadian Studies. 10 (Autumn 1994):103-18.
Carr, Brenda, "To heal the word wounded: Agency and the materiality of language and form in M. Nourbese Philip's She Tries Her Tongue; Her Silence Softly Breaks," Studies in Canadian Literature, 19:1(1994):72-93.
Godard, Barbara, "Marlene Nourbese Philip's Hyphenated Tongue or Writing the Caribbean Demotic Between Africa and Arctic." In Major Minorities. Raoul Granqvist. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1993.
Hunter, Lynette, "After Modernism: Alternative Voices in the Writing of Dionne Brand, Claire Harris, and Marlene Philip," University of Toronto Quarterly, 62:2 (Winter 1992/1993).
Sanders, Leslie, " Marlene Nourbese Philip's `Bad Words'," Tessera 12 (Summer 1992): 81-89.
Anyidoho, Kofi, " Language and Development Strategy in Pan-African Literary Experience," Research in African Litereatures, 23 (Spring 1992):45-64
Wilentz, Gay, "English Is a foreign Anguish: Caribbean Writers and the Disruption of the Colonial Canon," Decolonising Tradition, ed. Karen Lawrence. Urbana & Chicago University of Illinois Press, 1992: 261-278.
de Caires Narain, Denise, "Body language in the work of four Caribbean women poets", in Wasafiri, no 16, 1992,
Chancy, Myriam, "Black Women Writing, or How to Tell it Like it is," Canadian Women Studies, 14:1.
"M. Nourbese Philip" by Helen Lee, Toronto, Arts Awards Film Program short film profiles on Toronto Arts Award recipients.1995 (contact the author)
"Raft of the Medusa, The:Five Voices on Colonies, Nations and Histories" Directed by Julian Samuel, 1993, 99 minutes (interviews) (available for purchase)
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