Looking for Livingstone – an Odyssey of Silence

“A powerful aid provocative narrative in poetry and prose, Looking for Livingstone provides the next step in feminist theorizings of language and silence. Moving beyond the experiments of Irigaray and Wittig, Philip uses history, geography and race as well as gender to explore the multiple expressions of silence in its ongoing intercourse with the word.”

— Cristanne Miller

 “Throughout there are dream sequences, journal entries, and prose pieces, all thoughtful ways of making readers aware of how history is created. And how it is denied.”

— Canadian Materials

When Haitian born author Danielle Legros Georges was asked which books had had the greatest influence on her. “She Tries her Tongue” and “Looking for Livingstone” were the first two books she named.

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