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Dionne Brand

Dionne Brand is a Canadian poet, novelist, and essayist. She has won many awards, including the Governor General's Award for Poetry, the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Trillium Prize for Literature, the Pat Lowther Award for Poetry, the Toronto Book Award, the OCM Bocas fiction prize, and the Blue Metropolis Violet Literary Prize. Brand is Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.