Bread Out of Stone

Recollections on Sex, Recognitions, Race, Dreaming and Politics

Publisher: Vintage Canada
Bread Out of Stone is an original and forceful study of race, sex and politics in contemporary culture. Personal and poetic, these essays speak of matters close to the heart of a black writer. This evocative and insightful collection has been fully updated and includes four previously unpublished essays. She turns her clear, unflinching eye to issues of sex and sexism; male violence toward women; how Black women learn the erotic; the stereotypes of Black females in popular culture and the centrality of Whiteness in definitions of Canadian culture. And she examines her personal history.


"Brand…is one of the freshest, fiercest boices in Canadian letters." — Edmonton Journal

"Dionne Brand has distinguished herself in Canada and abroad as poet, fiction writer and oral historian. In this collection she can be seen as a cultural critic of uncompromising courage, an artist in language and ideas, and intellectual conscience for her country." — Adrienne Rich