Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being

By (author) Amy Fung
Categories: Society and culture: general, Society and Social Sciences
Publisher: Book*hug Press
Paperback : 9781771665056, 200 pages, May 2019


Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being takes a closer look at Canada’s mythologies of multiculturalism, settler colonialism, and identity through the lens of a national art critic. Following the tangents of a foreign-born perspective and the complexities and complicities in participating in ongoing acts of colonial violence, the book as a whole takes the form of a very long land acknowledgment. Taken individually, each piece roots itself in the learning and unlearning process of a first-generation settler immigrant as she unfurls each region’s sense of place and identity.