Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Poetry » General

Under My Skin

By Orville Lloyd Douglas

Elsewhere $27.39 $17.90   Save $9.49 (35%)
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from UK
Order now for Christmas delivery
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback, 80 pages
Published In: Canada, 01 May 2014
This book asks a lot of questions, questions that demand answers: Why are young black gay men invisible in Canada's queer and black communities? Do their lives really matter? How do young black men deal with the daily challenges of dealing with multiple oppressions in relation to our race and gender? Is Canada truly a multicultural nation? Why are the brothers dying due to gun violence on the streets of Toronto?

About the Author

Orville Lloyd Douglas is a writer and social activist. His writing examines image versus reality of tolerance and multiculturalism in Canada from the perspective of a young, gay, black man. His poetry has been published in various literary journals and anthologies across Canada. His poetry has received critical acclaim from George Elliott Clarke, who described Douglas' first collection, You Don't Know Me (TSAR, 2005), as "bold and brash," and Ginsbergesque in "the same pell-mell rush of ideas and images that drives Howl." Douglas resides in Brampton, Ontario.


"Under My Skin is a raw and passionate exploration of desire, power and difference in the Canadian landscape. Douglas poetry is visceral and emotionally compelling. The work embodies a profound yearning for love, tenderness and ethical recognition." -- Sheila L Cavanagh, York University, Professor & author of "Queering Bathrooms: Gender, Sexuality & the Hygienic Imagination" "Orville Lloyd Douglas writing represents a generation. A generation raised in Canada and yet not of Canada in skin, temperament, literary canon, or political intelligibility. His work screams out from the page, filling in the glaring silences and casual censorship of Canadian racism. Refusing to succumb to the trite fetishism extended to racialized Canadians through official multiculturalist discourse, his work fiercely responds to a nations polite bigotry and inability to recognize black sexuality outside of cartoonish spectacle. Douglas work is not for the timid. With a lyrical courage that conjures up the ghosts of Essex Hemphill and June Jordan, the work speaks to the necessity of poetry as a refuge for those whose true home, and healing, might lie in the imagi/nation." -- Dr Tara Atluri, Faculty of Liberal Studies, Ontario College of Art & Design University; Researcher: Citizenship After Orientalism, Open University.

EAN: 9781550718492
ISBN: 1550718495
Publisher: Guernica Editions
Dimensions: 19.81 x 12.7 x 0.76 centimetres (0.08 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product


Related Searches


Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Under My Skin on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!



Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.


This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.