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M. Nourbese Philip

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Award-Winning Poet, Novelist & Essayist

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 M. Nourbese Philip Biography

M NourbeSe Philip was born in Tobago. She earned a BSc from the University of the West Indies and an MA and LLB from the University of Western Ontario. Philip was a practicing lawyer for seven years before turning full-time to writing. She is the author of works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Her collections of poetry include "Thorns" (1980); "Salmon Courage" (1983); "She Tries Her Tongue" (1989); "Her Silence Softly Breaks" (1988), which won a Casa de las Américas Prize for Literature; and "Zong!" (2008), a polyvocal, book-length poem concerning slavery and the legal system.

In addition to poetry, Philip has published two novels: the young adult novel :Harriet’s Daughter" (1988), a runner-up for both a Canadian Library Association Prize for children’s literature and a Max and Greta Abel Award for Multicultural Literature, and "Looking for Livingstone: An Odyssey of Silence" (1991). Philip’s short story “Stop Frame” received a Lawrence Foundation Award in 1994. Her play "Coups and Calypsos" (1999) has been produced in both Toronto and London.

Philip’s essay collections include "Frontiers: Essays and Writings on Racism and Culture" (1992), "Showing Grit: Showboating North of the 44th Parallel" (1993), "CARIBANA: African roots and continuities—Race, Space and the Poetics of Moving" (1996), and "Genealogy of Resistance and Other Essays" (1997).

Philip’s numerous honors and awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and MacDowell Colony. She is the recipient of awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council. In 2001, she was recognized by the Elizabeth Fry Society with its Rebels for a Cause Award, and the YWCA awarded her its Women of Distinction in the Arts Award. Philip has received a Chalmers Fellowship in Poetry and has been writer-in-residence at Toronto Women’s Bookstore and McMaster University. In 2012, she received a NALIS Lifetime Literary Award.

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She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

Zong!

Zong!

Coups And Calypsos: A Play

Coups And Calypsos: A Play

She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks

She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks

Frontiers: Selected Essays And Writings On Racism And Culture 1984-1992

Frontiers: Selected Essays And Writings On Racism And Culture 1984-1992

Looking For Livingstone: An Odyssey Of Silence

Looking For Livingstone: An Odyssey Of Silence

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M. Nourbese Philip

5 out of 5

Award-Winning Poet, Novelist & Essayist

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M. Nourbese Philip Biography

M NourbeSe Philip was born in Tobago. She earned a BSc from the University of the West Indies and an MA and LLB from the University of Western Ontario. Philip was a practicing lawyer for seven years before turning full-time to writing. She is the author of works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Her collections of poetry include "Thorns" (1980); "Salmon Courage" (1983); "She Tries Her Tongue" (1989); "Her Silence Softly Breaks" (1988), which won a Casa de las Américas Prize for Literature; and "Zong!" (2008), a polyvocal, book-length poem concerning slavery and the legal system.

In addition to poetry, Philip has published two novels: the young adult novel :Harriet’s Daughter" (1988), a runner-up for both a Canadian Library Association Prize for children’s literature and a Max and Greta Abel Award for Multicultural Literature, and "Looking for Livingstone: An Odyssey of Silence" (1991). Philip’s short story “Stop Frame” received a Lawrence Foundation Award in 1994. Her play "Coups and Calypsos" (1999) has been produced in both Toronto and London.

Philip’s essay collections include "Frontiers: Essays and Writings on Racism and Culture" (1992), "Showing Grit: Showboating North of the 44th Parallel" (1993), "CARIBANA: African roots and continuities—Race, Space and the Poetics of Moving" (1996), and "Genealogy of Resistance and Other Essays" (1997).

Philip’s numerous honors and awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and MacDowell Colony. She is the recipient of awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council. In 2001, she was recognized by the Elizabeth Fry Society with its Rebels for a Cause Award, and the YWCA awarded her its Women of Distinction in the Arts Award. Philip has received a Chalmers Fellowship in Poetry and has been writer-in-residence at Toronto Women’s Bookstore and McMaster University. In 2012, she received a NALIS Lifetime Literary Award.

M. Nourbese Philip Videos

  • VOCARIUM READING SERIES: M. NourbeSe Philip & Cecilia ...
    Dec 19, 2020 ... The Woodberry Poetry Room is honored to present this Fall 2020 reading by M. NourbeSe Philip and Cecilia Vicuña---two inimitable...
  • M NourbeSe Philip on Belonging, Race, Politics and Art
    This year’s Mandela EDI Lecture - as part of the Ryerson Social Justice Week - spotlighted one of Canada’s most important contemporary writers...
  • Great Writers Inspire at Home: M. NourbeSe Philip on the haunting ...
    Aug 29, 2017 ... M. NourbeSe Philip reads from She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks (1988) and Zong! (2008) as she describes her...

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    Booking fees for M. Nourbese Philip, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire M. Nourbese Philip, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for M. Nourbese Philip?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like M. Nourbese Philip for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book M. Nourbese Philip for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent M. Nourbese Philip or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for M. Nourbese Philip or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

M. Nourbese Philip is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book M. Nourbese Philip for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. M. Nourbese Philip generally travels from TorontoCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Rita Dove, Quiara Hudes, Sonia Sanchez and Amal Kassir. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling M. Nourbese Philip for an upcoming live or virtual event.

M. Nourbese Philip Speaker Videos

  • VOCARIUM READING SERIES: M. NourbeSe Philip & Cecilia ...
    Dec 19, 2020 ... The Woodberry Poetry Room is honored to present this Fall 2020 reading by M. NourbeSe Philip and Cecilia Vicuña---two inimitable weavers ...
    M NourbeSe Philip on Belonging, Race, Politics and Art
    This year’s Mandela EDI Lecture - as part of the Ryerson Social Justice Week - spotlighted one of Canada’s most important contemporary writers and revolutionary thinkers, M. NourbeSe Philip. By...
  • Great Writers Inspire at Home: M. NourbeSe Philip on the haunting ...
    Aug 29, 2017 ... M. NourbeSe Philip reads from She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks (1988) and Zong! (2008) as she describes her poetic ...
    M. NourbeSe Philip reads "Discourse on the Logic of Language"
    M. NourbeSe Philip performs at the Words Aloud 7 Spoken Word Festival in Durham, Ontario, Canada, November 2010. Visit the festival at www.wordsaloud.ca. Check out Exploring Contemporary Canadian...
  • NourbeSe Reads from Zong!
    Mike Minions of Okanagan College captured this great footage of M. NourbeSe Philip reading from Zong! at Word Ruckus (January 16, 2010--Black Box Theatre).

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