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Makeda Silvera (1955 - )

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Makeda Silvera (1955 - )

Description

Writer, editor, political activist and mother of two wonderful daughters, Jamaican born Makeda Silvera is a visionary who has revolutionized Canadian literature. In 1985, she and partner Stephanie Martin co-founded Sister Vision Press, the first and currently the only press in North America dedicated to publishing writing by and for women of colour. Makeda has written three books, Silenced: Conversations with Domestic Workers in Canada, Her Head a Village and Other Stories, and Remembering G and Other Stories. Her editorial work has included Piece of My Heart: A Lesbian of Colour Anthology, Pearls of Passion: A Treasury of Lesbian Erotica and more recently Ma-ka, Diasporic Juks: Contemporary Writing by Queers of African Descent. She is now completing a novel, The Revenge of Maria. (1998 Induction Statement)

Écrivaine, éditrice, militante politique, cette visionnaire a révolutionné la littérature canadienne; cofondatrice de Sister Vision Press.

Creator

Stephenie Martin

Publisher

Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

Date

1998

Format

Medium: mixed media

Dimensions: 28.5 x 42.5cm (W x H)

Identifier

160

Citation

Stephenie Martin, “Makeda Silvera (1955 - ),” The ArQuives Digital Exhibitions, accessed May 26, 2020, https://digitalexhibitions.arquives.ca/items/show/147.