By michelle-lee “Love Enough” a novel by Dionne Brand, Knopf Canada, 192 pages – $26.99 Trinidadian-born Dionne Brand is a former Toronto poet laureate. She currently teaches at the University of Guelph and is the winner of many awards including the Griffin Poetry Prize, a Governor General’s Literary Award and the Toronto Book Award. Love Enough examines the lives of several characters (friends, lovers, families) and how love or the lack of love affects their daily lives. Reviewer Leslie Scrivernor wrote “Love Enough is a poetic mediation on the aching, abrasive and unresolvable complexities of love” “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This epic novel spans three continents and several years as it chronicles the journey taken by Hemelu and Obinze, high school sweethearts who chose separate paths as they sought fulfillment of their dreams. Nigeria, US, England and back to Nigeria provide the backdrop as the author provides insight into issues of race, identity and an immigrant’s prospective on relocation and dislocation. Note: Americanah is a term used by Nigerians for expatriates.
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