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Review of A Really Good Brown Girl , The Association of Book Publishers of BC

A Really Good Brown Girl by Marilyn Dumont

A Really Good Brown Girl is a collection of forty-nine poems arranged in four sections: Squaw Poems, What More Than Dance, White Noise and Made of Water. Each reflects various emotional, personal and social issues Aboriginal peoples have experienced. Although the poetry addresses serious themes, Dumont challenges the reader with wit and humour.

Marilyn Dumont, a descendant of Gabriel Dumont, is a writer from northeastern Alberta. She is an Aboriginal educator. Her poems are anthologized in The Road Home, Writing the Circle, The Colour of Resistance, Locating Identity and Looking At The Words of Our People.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2007-2008.

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