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Other Profession(s): Writer
Famous For: Jamaican-American Author And Activist
Higher Education: University of London
Michelle Carla Cliff was a Jamaican-American author who was born on November 2nd, 1946, and died on June 12th, 2016. Free Enterprise, No Telephone to Heaven, and Abeng were among her notable works. In addition to novels, Cliff wrote short stories, prose poetry, and literary criticism. In addition to exploring the complex identity issues created by postcolonial experiences, her works tackle the challenge of establishing an authentic individual identity in the face of racial and gender stereotypes.
Michelle Cliff Career:
She took on racism and prejudice in her first published book, Claiming an Identity They Taught Me to Despise.
Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology was Cliff Cliff's contribution to the 1983 Black feminist anthology.
Cliff wrote a semiautobiographical novel, Abeng, in 1984 that explores female sexual subjectivity and Jamaican identity.
1985: An examination of identity is explored in “The Land of Look Behind: Prose and Poetry.”
1987 saw the publication of Cliff's second novel, No Telephone to Heaven.
Michelle Carla Cliff began writing short stories in 1990, and her first collection, Bodies of Water, shows a more global focus.
Free Enterprise, her third novel, was published in 1993, and another collection of short stories was published in 1998.
Michelle Cliff Other Work:
2010: Into the Interior
2009: Everything is Now: New and Collected Stories
2004: Free Enterprise: A Novel of Mary Ellen Pleasant
1998: The Store of a Million Items
1993: Free Enterprise: A Novel of Mary Ellen Pleasant