CBC Books Highlights New Works by U of G Authors

Profs. Dionne Brand and Madhur Anand

Profs. Dionne Brand and Madhur Anand

Two U of G professors, Madhur Anand and Dionne Brand, have been featured in a CBC Books spring preview of 40 works of Canadian non-fiction to watch for this spring.

The list includes This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart, a new memoir from ecology professor Madhur Anand, from the School of Environmental Sciences.

The book tells the individual stories of Anand’s parents, their tale of immigration after the partition of Pakistan from India and how their experiences affected their daughter.

The book will be available in May.

Anand is a professor and director of the Global Ecological Change and Sustainability lab at U of G. She is also a poet and author of the collection A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes.

English and Theatre Studies professor Dionne Brand’s latest work was also featured on the list.

An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading is a work that examines the practice of reading and writing and how colonial, imperialist, and racist tropes in literature render Black lives invisible.

The book will be published later this month.

Brand is a multi-award-winning author and poet who has served as poet laureate of Toronto and is a member of the Order of Canada. Last fall, she won the 2019 Toronto Book Awards for her novel Theory.