Philip, M(arlene) NourbeSe

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PHILIP, M(arlene) NourbeSe

PHILIP, M(arlene) NourbeSe. Canadian (born Trinidad and Tobago), b. 1947. Genres: Young adult fiction, Novels, Essays, Plays/Screenplays. Career: Writer and poet, 1968-. Parkdale Community Legal Services, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, articling student, 1973-75; lawyer in private practice, Toronto, 1975-82; Carswell Publishing, Toronto, on staff, 198188; Ontario Legal Aid, Toronto, interviewing lawyer, 1983-86; Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal, Toronto, vice chair, 1986-88; Canada Council, nonfiction jury member, 1989; York University, North York, Ontario, creative fiction lecturer, 1989-91; Ontario College of Art, Toronto, lecturer/course director; Banff Centre of the Arts, Banff, Alberta, resident, 1990, 1993-94; University of Toronto, Toronto, lecturer, 1992-. Publications: YOUNG ADULT FICTION: Harriet's Daughter (Caribbean Writers), 1988. ADULT FICTION: Looking for Livingstone: An Odyssey of Silence, 1991. POETRY: Thorns, 1980; Salmon Courage, 1983; She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks, 1989. ESSAY COLLECTIONS: Showing Grit: Showboating North of the 44th Parallel, 1993; Frontiers: Essays and Writings in Racism and Culture, 1993. PLAYS: Coups and Calypsos (drama), 1994. Contributor of short stories, poetry, reviews and essays to anthologies, magazines, journals, and newspapers. Address: c/o The Mercury Press, Box 672, Station P, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2Y4.